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||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:
||Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:
||Late spring or early summer
||Other: All plants containing oxalic acid can be toxic to humans if enough is ingested.
||Stratify seeds: Needs 2 months cold moist treatment.
|Propagation: Other methods:
Other: bulblets, tubers
||Tolerates poor soil
- Violet Wood Sorrel
- Violet woodsorrel
- Violet wood-sorrel
Posted by Cyclaminist
(Minneapolis, Minnesota - Zone 5a) on May 21, 2016 10:52 PM concerning plant:
Stunningly beautiful color, almost magenta. (Or maybe that's just the ones I've seen.) A native plant that sends leaf and flower stems directly from a tiny, white, loose-scaled bulb.
In the wild, I think it grows and blooms in spring and early summer, then goes dormant when soil dries out a bit over the summer. But with summer irrigation, it grows through the summer, spreads a great deal, and becomes rather weedy. I've seen this at Gardens of Rice Creek in Fridley, Minnesota.
Posted by plantladylin
(Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 23, 2011 8:02 PM concerning plant:
Violet Wood Sorrel is a herbaceous perennial native to North America. It grows to about 6" tall with grayish green leaves and little violet-pink bell shaped flowers with greenish-white centers and bright yellow anthers. The plant spreads by runners from little bulbs beneath the soil. The flowers attract bees, small butterflies and skippers.
I spotted this plant growing in a shady spot behind my neighbor's shed when I was at the fence talking to her one day this past spring. We both admired the pretty little blooms and noticed a little butterfly flitting back and forth between flowers.
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|So Beautiful! by vic
||May 23, 2016 1:45 PM
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