Taxon  Report   6010    
Oxalis corniculata  L.
Creeping wood sorrel,  Creeping woodsorrel, Yellow sorrel
Oxalis corniculata
© 2008 Gary McDonald
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Oxalis corniculata
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Oxalis corniculata
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Oxalis corniculata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Oxalis corniculata
© 2007 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Genus: Oxalis
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Acetosella corniculata
PLANTS: Xanthoxalis langloisii
PLANTS: Xanthoxalis corniculata
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).