Oxalis stricta, Common Yellow Woodsorrel



While not the same chemical compound as citrus, when consumed, the leaves of O. stricta have a sour citrus-like taste and make for a great pallet cleansing snack. When seed pods are ripe, they will burst open flinging seeds.

  • Listing ID: 3973
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-3
  • Stratification: TBD
  • Bloom Time: March-November
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Family: Oxalidaceae (Wood sorrel)
  • Latin Name: Oxalis stricta
  • Common Name: Common Yellow Woodsorrel
  • Eco-Region: 251