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Oxalis corniculata L.
Lady's-sorrel, Common yellow woodsorrel

Oxalis corniculata
Copyright by: Beryn Harty
Monroe County, Florida, 2014

Family: Oxalidaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Old World.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Assumed to be Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Comments: Collected very early in both the New World and the Old World; the actual origin is obscure.

Synonyms: Xanthoxalis corniculata, Oxalis stricta.

Other data on Oxalis corniculata available from :

Oxalis corniculata has been found in the following 107 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Alice C. Wainwright Park Present Native
Arch Creek Addition Present Native
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Atlantic Dunes Park Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Big and Little George Hammocks Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Bill Sadowski Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Camp Owaissa Bauer Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 28 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 33 Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native
Cedar Point Environmental Park Present Native
Coral Pines Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Danforth Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delray Beach Municipal Beach Present Native
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Eachus Pineland Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Florida City Pineland Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Native
Fuchs Hammock Preserve Present Native
Harden Hammock Present Native
Hattie Bauer Hammock Present Native
Hickey Creek Mitigation Park Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Highland Oaks Park Present Native
Hillsboro Pineland Natural Area Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
Ingram Pineland Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Kendall Indian Hammocks Park Present Native
Kendalwood Present Native
LaBelle Nature Park Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Loveland Hammock Present Native
Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Present Native
Ludlam Pineland Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Milton E. Thompson Park Present Native
Muscara Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Navy Wells Pineland Preserve Present Native
Nicodemus Slough Present Native
Ocean Ridge Hammock Park Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Palm Drive Pineland Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Natural Area Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Quail Roost Pineland Present Native
Rock Pit #39 Present Native
Rockdale Pineland Present Native
Rocky Point Hammock Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Secret Woods Nature Center Present Native
Seminole Wayside Park Present Native
Sewell Park Present Native
Silver Palm Groves Present Native
Silver Palm Hammock Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Native
Tilton Present Native
Trail Glades Range Present Native
Tree Island Park Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Native
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Native
West Biscayne Pineland Present Native
West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center Present Native
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Yellow Fever Creek Preserve Present Native

Oxalis corniculata has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Hendry County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Palm Beach County Native

Oxalis corniculata has been found in the following 5 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Hammock
Pine Rockland
Prairie Hammock
Rockland Hammock

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Oxalis corniculata
Copyright by: Beryn Harty
Monroe County, Florida, 2014
Oxalis corniculata
Copyright by: Beryn Harty
Monroe County, Florida, 2014
Oxalis corniculata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Oxalis corniculata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Oxalis corniculata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Oxalis corniculata
Copyright by: Magha GarcĂ­a Medina; Agrandar.