Oregon Wood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana) in the Wood Sorrels Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Oxalis oregana Accepted
Oxalis oregana var. smalliana Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 5-6 inches (12-15 cm)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Mauve
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Blooms intermittently throughout the year; some oxalis will bloom all year if given enough light
Underground structures: Corm
Uses: Groundcover
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All plants containing oxalic acid can be toxic to humans if enough is ingested.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: bulblets, tubers
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant


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