Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Violet Wood Sorrel, Oxalis violacea

In northern Indiana this attractive little plant is occasional in dry prairie remnants and open, dry woodlands. In late summer, remontant flowers sometimes appear on scapose (leafless) stems.

5 comments:

Heather@RestoringTheLandscape.com said...

I just planted seeds of this plant this weekend, looking forward to it flowering.
Heather

Scott Namestnik said...

Oh... those remontant flowers. I've been temporarily fooled on more than one occasion by them...

Keith said...

Last summer I found a single scapose plant in flower and thought I had something new to science. Luckily I figured out what it was before reporting it as something else.

Good luck with your plantings, Heather!

Bradford Slaughter said...

Last collected in Michigan in the early 1960s, probably from the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs. This species is a good one to seek out in the mitten...

juliecache said...

that is the one color i have yet to find for sorrel!