Oxalis Acetosella, Wood Sorrel



Common name:
Wood sorrel
Scientific name:
Oxalis acetosella
Main flower color:
Range:
All of the UK
Height:
Up to 10 cm
Habitat:
Woodland - one of the main indicator species of undisturbed ancient woods
Flowers:
Up to 25 mm in diameter; five equal-size white petals, crossed with vertical purple veins, and a much smaller, five-lobed green calyx. At the centre are ten stamens and five pistils, all similar in length
Leaves:
Stalked, sparsely hairy, trifoliate; three obcordate leaflets, often partly folded along their midveins
Season:
April to June
Rarity:
★★★★