|Scientific Name||Oxalis debilis||USDA PLANTS Symbol||OXDE3|
|Common Name||Pink Woodsorrel||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||29071|
|Family||Oxalidaceae (Wood Sorrel)||SEINet
|Description||Habitat: Various soils in disturbed areas, fencerows, yards, roadsides, etc.
Plant: Stemless perennial forming large clumps from clusters of bulblets, overall up to about 12 inches tall.
Leaves: Three heart-shaped leaflets 2/3 to 1-5/8 inches long on petioles 4 to 10 inches long arising from base; upper surfaces somewhat hairy, smooth below; distinct dots of oxalate deposits are visible, especially towards the edges of the leaflets.
Inflorescence: Cymes with 8 to 14 lavender or rose flowers on stalks 6 to 11 inches tall; flowers with 5 petals, and 10 stamens (5 longer than the rest); 5 green sepals have two large orange bumps near the tips.
Bloom Period: December to May.
References: Alabama Plant Atlas and Flora of North America.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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