Violet wood-sorrel

Oxalis violacea

''Oxalis violacea'', the violet wood-sorrel, is a perennial plant and herb in the Oxalidaceae family. ''Oxalis'' species are also known as sour grass, sour trefoil, and shamrock.
Violet Woodsorrel (Oxalis violacea) Growing at a mixed forest edge.
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Appearance

''Oxalis violacea'' emerges in early spring from an underground bulb, and grows to an average height of approximately 7 inches. The three-part leaves have heart-shaped leaflets. It is similar in appearance to small clovers such as the shamrock.

The plant bears violet colored flowers above the foliage, during April, May, and June.
Violet Wood-Sorrel (Oxalis violacea) Growing at the edge of a dense mixed forest.
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Distribution

It is native plant in much of the United States, from the Rocky Mountains east to the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico coasts, and through Eastern Canada. It has a tendency to cluster in open places in damp woods and on stream banks, and in moist prairies.

The plant is listed as a threatened or endangered species in five eastern U.S. states.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderOxalidales
FamilyOxalidaceae
GenusOxalis
SpeciesO. violacea