PlantsOxyria→Alpine mountainsorrel (Oxyria digyna)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: To 20 cm; usually less in alpine conditions.
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Showy
Other: Seed capsules and stems are red.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Other: Green to pinkish.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Toxicity: Other: Plant is edible in small amounts but contains oxalic acid.
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Seeds germinate at room temperature in a few days; no pretreatment required.
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots


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