Red Wood Sorrel
(Windowbox Wood Sorrel - Red Oxalis - Wood Sorrel - Lady’s 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
notched at the tip.

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.

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