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Wood Sorel

Oxalis montana

Description:

A 5-petaled white flower with pink stripes and shamrock-like leaves.

Habitat:

Hardwood forest

Notes:

The closed flower below is not a bud, but rather a cleistogamous flower that will never open. It self-pollinates and is a "plan B" for seed production should the showy bloom fail in some way. However, because it is self-pollinated it lacks the genetic diversity of the showier flower's seeds.

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JenKnight
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JenKnight

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 25, 2016
Submitted on May 25, 2016

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