Flower Database

Oxalis corniculata

Basic information
Flower Name
Oxalis corniculata
Formal Name
Oxalis corniculata
Alias
Creeping Oxalis, 片喰, クリーピング・オキザリス, Sorrel, European wood-sorrel, Yellow Wood Sorrel
Habitat
Japan
Morph
Perennial forb, creeping grass
Comment
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
Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Height
5  ~ 20  [cm]
Diameter
0.8  ~ 1