Scientific Name: Oxalis corniculata
Common Name: creeping oxalis
Family Name: Oxalidaceae
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses:
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Trifoliate (ternate), Obovate, Ciliate, Entire
Flowers: Yellow, Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Capsule, Green, Jul-Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Common weed in bed edges or sidewalk cracks; leaves trifolate, leaflets heart-shaped, most 8-12mm long x 14-17mm wide, mid-green with purple tinged magins or entirely purple; flowers yellow with five petals; fruit pod like, most 1-2.5cm long, exploding when ripe to release many seeds.