(Windowbox Wood Sorrel - Red Oxalis - Wood Sorrel - Ladys Sorrel - Wood Shamrock)
Oxalis rubra, Syn: O. articulata
Oxalidaceae (Wood Sorrel) Family
Plant is an upright smooth perennial from a bulb. Preferred habitat is yards, prairies and open woods. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are alternate on the stem and arranged in sets of
three; stalked; leaflets
Flowers are umbel-like; bisexual; symmetrical; five sepals, five petals; dark pink with a reddish throat; ten stamens. Flowering occurs in the spring.
Fruit is a capsule.
The plant is similar to carpet-weed in the Ensley area near Pensacola off H-29.