PALE PINK-SORREL

LILAC SORREL, PALE OXALIS

Oxalis incarnata

Wood-Sorrel Family [Oxalidaceae]  

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status
statusZneophyte
flower
flower8bicolour
flower
flower8lilac
inner
inner8green
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZ5
stem
stem8round
toxicity
toxicityZlowish

May 2007. Strines Resr, Sheffield. Photo: © RWD
Like Wood-Sorrel, this plant has single flowers atop single stalks.


May 2007. Strines Resr, Sheffield. Photo: © RWD
Unlike Wood-Sorrel, when the Pale Pink-Sorrel flower is open, the petals flare outwards. The flowers are a pale lilac, almost white. There are no yellow markings on the inner of the petals.


May 2007. Strines Resr, Sheffield. Photo: © RWD
Like Wood-Sorrel, the inner sepal tube is greenish.


May 2007. Strines Resr, Sheffield. Photo: © RWD
The trefoil leaves are a slightly different shape than those of Wood-Sorrel.


Easily confused with : Wood-Sorrel

No relation to : Sheep Sorrel, a plant of similar name but which belongs to the Dock and Knotweed Family.

There seems to be great confusion over the common name of this plant. The preferred option seems to be Pale Pink-Sorrel, but other books label it as Lilac Sorrel.

Grows near gardens, on walls and nearby banks. Like all Oxalis plants, it will contain some poisonous Oxalic Acid.


  Oxalis incarnata  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Oxalidaceae  

Distribution
 family8Wood-Sorrel family8Oxalidaceae

 BSBI maps
genus8Oxalis
Oxalis
(Wood-sorrels)

PALE PINK-SORREL

LILAC SORREL, PALE OXALIS

Oxalis incarnata

Wood-Sorrel Family [Oxalidaceae]  

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