Oxalis corniculata

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    Oxalis corniculata @ Jogasaki coast
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    Oxalis corniculata @ Jogasaki coast
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    Oxalis corniculata @ Kyoto

Basic information

Flower Name
Oxalis corniculata
Formal Name
Oxalis corniculata
Alias
Creeping Oxalis, Sorrel, Yellow Wood Sorrel
Habitat
Japan
Morph
Perennial forb, creeping grass

Comment

What is Oxalis corniculata

Yellow Wood Sorrel ,scientific name:Oxalis corniclata , is a perennial wide leafy grass. Long period of spring to autumn, yellow small petaled flowers bloom in scattering inflorescence. Roots grow on thin stems, crawling on the ground, so-called rustic plants. Three heart-shaped leaves are attached to the ends of the long petioles. Like the Nemno tree, the leaf opens at noon and closes at night and performs a sleeping activity. When the leaves are closed, it seems that leaves are attached only to one side. There is one stamen and 10 stamens. There is also Buttercup oxalis(Scientific name: Oxalls pes-caprae) . The fruit which becomes after flowers has reduced Abelmoschus esculentus (okra) It has such a shape that seeds are blown off when ripe.

Common name: Yellow Wood Sorrel , Scientific name: Oxalis corniculata, aka: Creeping Oxalis , Katabami, European wood-sorrel, Yellow Wood Sorrel, Origin: Japan ,Plant height: 5 - 20 cm ,Leaf color: green, Flower diameter 0.8 - 1 cm, Flower color: yellow, Flowering: April to September,Fruit length: 2 cm.

Detailed information

Order
Oxalidales
Family
Oxalidaceae
Genus
Oxalis
Species
O. corniculata
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
Ternate-Compound Leaf
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Color
Yellow
Season
AprMayJunJulAugSep
Height
5 ~ 20 [cm]
Diameter
0.8 ~ 1

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