Creeping Woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata)

Creeping Woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata)

Creeping woodsorrel is a spreading perennial weed with a reddish-purple color that frequently roots at the nodes. The three heart-shaped leaves of creeping woodsorrel is nearly identical to yellow woodsorrel. Creeping woodsorrel is most commonly introduced to the landscape through nursery container-grown landscape plants. Once transplanted and established it will quickly escaped the landscape beds and invade the surrounding turf. Established creeping woodsorrel is difficult to manage and control.

Structure: Creeping stems

Life Cycle: Short-lived perennial or warm-season annual

What To Look For: Three green to reddish-hued heart-shaped hairy leaves, small yellow flowers with five petals

Growth Period: Mid-spring to mid-fall