Wood Sorrel

Oxalis montana
Family Oxalidaceae

* Leaves dark green, divided into 3 heart-shaped leaflets.
* Flowers 5-petalled, white or pink with narrow pink veins, 1/2-3/4".
* Height: 3-4".

Natural History:
* Flowers May - July.
* Habitat: Forest floors.
* Range: Canada and the northern edge of the United States, more south in the mountains.
* Native.

* The word "sorrel" comes from the Old French surele, and earlier from sur, or "sour".


Created by: Allaire Diamond and Jiasuey Hsu
Maintained by: Nick Rodenhouse
Created: July 31, 1998
Last Modified: November 21, 2008