Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Oxalis stricta Linnaeus. Common Yellow Wood-sorrel. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Disturbed areas, also in a variety of natural habitats. Dist: Widespread in North America, now widespread nearly worldwide.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, C, FNA12, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, Mo3, NE, NY, Pa, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WV, Eiten (1963), Robertson (1975), Ward (2004a); = Oxalis europaea – G; < Oxalis corniculata – WH3; > Oxalis europaea var. bushii – F; > Oxalis europaea var. europaea – F; < Oxalis stricta – NcTx; > Xanthoxalis bushii – S; > Xanthoxalis cymosa – S; > Xanthoxalis rufa – S; > Xanthoxalis stricta – S

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