Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Bantry, Co.Cork


Purple-leaved Yellow-sorrel
Oxalis corniculata var. atropurpurea
Family: Oxalidaceae

Flowering: May-October. Annual/short-lived perennial. Garden escape.

Umbels of 1-7 small 5-petalled, yellow flowers. Hairy seed capsules.
Alternate leaves are trifoliate, dark red-purple or purplish-green.
Brittle scrambling or creeping stems, rooting at nodes.

Garden and urban weed, wasteground, paths. Introduced garden escape.

Similar: Procumbent Yellow-sorrel

     


    



Purple-leaved Yellow-sorrel. Bantry, Co.Cork. May 2008

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