Oxalis violacea

Wood Sorrel

$ 5.95

Item #: 1384

Plant Description

Wood Sorrel grows in open woods in rocky, acidic soils throughout the eastern United States often around the bases of large oak trees where they may form large patches. The 2 to 3 inch tall clumps have clover-like leaves and 2/3 inch light violet-pink flowers bunched on 3-inch stalks in late spring. Flowers often close on cloudy days. By mid-summer the plants have gone dormant and disappeared. Plants come from tiny pea-sized tubers, which spread, via thread-like runners. This is a neat plant to naturalize in average to dry soil in open shade. Try it with Alumroot, Pussytoes, and 'Corbett' Columbine. Best planted AFTER going dormant in summer.



Roof Garden

Deer Resistant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Half and half

Soil Condition

Sandy, Average, Clay

Moisture Tolerance

Dry, Moderately moist


bare root


less than 12



Flower Color

Violet, Pink,


Bloom Time

Late spring



Hardiness Zones

5, 6, 7, 8