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Creeping Wood Sorrel

Oxalis corniculata


Oxalis corniculata, the creeping woodsorrel, also called Procumbent Yellow-sorrel or Sleeping Beauty, resembles the Common Yellow Woodsorrel (O. stricta). It is a somewhat delicate-appearing, low-growing, herbaceous plant in the family Oxalidaceae. It has a narrow, creeping stem that readily roots at the nodes. The trifoliate leaves are subdivided into three rounded leaflets and resemble a clover in shape.


This species is cosmopolitan in its distribution, and its place of origin is unknown. It is regarded as weed in gardens,agricultural fields, and lawns.

1 Species ID Suggestions

ShishirS 10 years ago
Creeping Wood Sorrel
Oxalis corniculata Oxalis corniculata - Creeping Wood Sorrel

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1 Comment

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

@Shishir : Seems so..but Creeping sorrel has 5 petals n shape of leaf n size of flower also differ,,,,

Adarsha B S
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Adarsha B S

Karnataka, India

Spotted on Aug 17, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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