- Flower nameViolet 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.