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Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia
Oxyria digyna (L.) Hill
Alpine mountainsorrel, Mountain Sorrel
USDA Symbol: OXDI3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Mountain Sorrel is a member of the buckwheat family (family Polygonaceae) which includes mostly herbs, sometimes shrubs or vines, rarely trees, with small flowers in racemes, spike-like clusters, or in heads. Stems commonly have swollen nodes.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jul
AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NH , NM , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY Canada: NL
, NS USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff