General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Other: Blooms intermittently throughout the year; some oxalis will bloom all year if given enough light
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Toxicity: Other: All plants containing oxalic acid can be toxic to humans if enough is ingested.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Bulbs
Other: bulblets, tubers
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Common names
  • Pink Carpet Oxalis
  • Pink Buttercups
  • Chilean Wood Sorrel
  • Sauer Klee
  • Wood-Sorrel
  • Shamrock

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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2018-10-18
Location: Western Washington
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-05-10
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 2020-05-27
Oxalis adenophylla

Date: 2018-05-17

Date: 2018-05-17
Location: Stoneham MA
Date: April 21, 2021
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2016-04-23
  1:58 pm. Delicate blossoms, with pleated leaves.
Location:  Tallinn Botanic Garden, Estonia 
Date: 2023-05-20
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2020-04-11
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2016-03-16
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2016-04-21
 10:18 am. A charmer when it opens up.
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar BC
Date: 2016-04-28
  1:03 pm.  For scale, look at Elk dropping to far right.
Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.
Date: 2015-05-30
By the time the seed pods emerge, the foliage has turned a lovely
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2017-05-31
Growing much better now in a sandy loam mix.
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2015-04-26
Location: Patagonia, Argentina. Perito Moreno N.P.
Location: Washington
Date: 2016-03-30
Location: Seattle WA 
Date: 2013-01-20
growing indoors
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Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: 2014-07-09
Grown under a Mimosa tree. I need to move it out into one of the
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2008-04-12
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2008-04-12
Comments:
  • Posted by gg5 (Seattle WA - Zone 8b) on Jan 26, 2013 1:35 AM concerning plant:
    This plant is really easy to grow, needs full sun (or very little shade)
Plant Events from our members
valleylynn On May 13, 2016 Bloomed
I have had this plant for about 4 years. This will be the first time for it to bloom for me. Last fall I planted it in one of the raised beds filled with sandy loam. This seemed to make it very happy.
gardengus On April 25, 2015 Obtained plant
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Plant is out of character - very etoliated by growitall Feb 10, 2014 11:28 PM 2

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