Violet wood-sorrel

ムラサキカタバミ(紫片喰)

  • Violet wood-sorrel
  • Violet wood-sorrel
  • Violet wood-sorrel
  • Violet wood-sorrel
  • Violet wood-sorrel
  • Violet wood-sorrel
  • Violet wood-sorrel
  • Violet wood-sorrel
  • Violet wood-sorrel
  • Violet wood-sorrel
  • Violet wood-sorrel
  • Violet wood-sorrel
  • Flower name
    Violet wood-sorrel
  • Scientific name
    ムラサキカタバミ(紫片喰)
  • Aliasキキョウカタバミ, 紫片喰, Violet wood-sorrel, 桔梗片喰
  • Place of originSouth America
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July

What is Violet wood-sorrel

Violet wood-sorrel (scientific name: Oxalis corymbosa) is a naturalized perennial weed native to South America in the family Oxalidaceae. It grows wild everywhere, including roadsides and gardens. The grass is short. It has three small, heart-shaped leaflets that look like reversed hearts at the end of its long petiole. The foliage is green, but there is also a Regnery species (South America) with purple leaves. In late spring to summer, it produces small purple flowers with an umbrella inflorescence. The flowers are trumpet-shaped with five lobed petal tips. In the evening and in rain, the flowers turn downwards to look like a half-closed shade.

Common Name: Violet wood-sorrel , scientific name: Oxalis corymbosa,place of original:South America, Living Type:Perennial, Leaf Shape:3-double leaf, Leaf Shape:heart-shaped, grass height: 5-30 cm, Inflorescence: umbre inlla florescence, Flower shape: trumpet-shaped, Diameter︰2-4 cm, Flower color: purple, Flowering period: May-July, Fruit shape: cylindrical.


  • Order
    Oxalidales
  • Family
    Oxalidaceae
  • Genus
    Oxalis
  • Species
    O. corymbosa
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    3-fold compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typenaturalized perennial weed
  • Flower colors Pink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height5.0 ~ 30.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 4.0 cm

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