Native Sorrel

Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Oxalis
Species: perennans
Main Flower Colour: Yellow


Herb with branches erect or ascending, sometimes creeping, to 25 cm long, sparsely to densely hairy, with hairs mostly antrorse, or rarely nearly glabrous; taproot stout; bulbils absent.

Leaves cauline, 3-foliolate; leaflets cuneate-obcordate, bilobed, sinus to three-fifths the length of leaflet; lobes oblong to slightly obovate, usually 4–10 mm long, mostly 2–6 mm wide with lobe apices rounded and 2–12 mm apart; petiole usually 1–4 cm long; stipules usually conspicuous, with an obtuse to rounded lobe.

Inflorescences 1–6-flowered. Petals 6–12 mm long, yellow.

Fruit erect, usually held above the leaves, long and usually slender-cylindrical, 8–30 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm diam.; outer surface with simple retrorse hairs; seeds ribbed.

Flowering start in May and ends in December.


The main flower colour is yellow.

References 01 Nov 2014 - Stephen L (Clare) SA

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Bio Regions

Flinders Lofty Block (FLB)

Region Specifics

Spring Gully

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