Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Creeping Wood Sorrel

Oxalis corniculata

Notes:

Rich in vitamin C, the leaves and flowers of this plant are edible and have a slight tang of lemons. The genus name Oxalis comes from the Greek oxus, which means "sour" in reference to the tangy flavor of the plant. This wood sorrel and many other related plants contain Oxalic Acid so a "steady diet of raw leaves," is not recommended.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

KristenGilpin
Spotted by
KristenGilpin

Temple Terrace, Florida, USA

Spotted on Feb 1, 2012
Submitted on Feb 1, 2012

Related Spottings

Oxalis Oxalis Oxalis Common Yellow Woodsorrel

Nearby Spottings

Pickerelweed Trilobed Pipevine Tall Ironweed Shrubby False Buttonwood