Oxalis corniculata

Oxalis corniculata

  • Oxalis corniculata
  • Oxalis corniculata
  • Oxalis corniculata
  • Oxalis corniculata
  • Oxalis corniculata
  • Oxalis corniculata
  • Flower name
    Oxalis corniculata
  • Scientific name
    Oxalis corniculata
  • AliasCreeping Oxalis, 片喰, クリーピング・オキザリス, Sorrel, European wood-sorrel, Yellow Wood Sorrel
  • Place of originJapan
  • Place of flowering
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July, August, September

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.


  • Eye
    Oxalidales
  • Family
    Oxalidaceae
  • Genus
    Oxalis
  • Species
    O. corniculata
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    3-fold compound leaf
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typePerennial forb, creeping grass
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height5.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.8 ~ 1.0 cm

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