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Directory of Wildflowers

Violet Wood Sorrel
Oxalis violacea

Flowers of Violet Wood Sorrel
Flowers of Violet Wood Sorrel

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
4 - 8 Inches
 
USDA Hardiness Zones
5 - 9 
 
Native To:
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Michigan
Missouri
Ohio
Wisconsin
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Lavender
 
Bloom Season
April - July
 

Features

Lavender purple flowers and clover-like leaves; leaflets are reddish or purplish below.

Culture

Full sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soils.

Notes

Found in open woods and prairies. Will spread by runners that come from the underground bulbs. This plant is listed as threatened in Michigan.