Oxalis corniculata

common yellow woodsorrel


Synonyms:  Acetosella corniculata

wildlife plant  


Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: flower
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Size: Height: .2 to .3 ft    Width: 1.0 to 2.0 ft
Flower Color: flower color      yellow
Phenology: winter dormant
Noted for: Showy flowers


Propagation: Self seeds from pods that explode and throw seeds. Also spreads by rooting at the nods
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: 6.1 - 7.8


wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: disturbed areas

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:


Cherokee used this plant for numerous purposes, including; food, as an infusion for hookworms and to stop vomiting, plant was chewed to relieve sore throat.