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Oxalis albicans ssp. albicans

Oxalis albicans Kunth ssp. albicans

Radishroot Woodsorrel, Western Yellow Wood-sorrel

Oxalidaceae (Wood-Sorrel family)

Synonym(s): Oxalis californica var. subglabra, Oxalis corniculata ssp. albicans, Oxalis corniculata var. wrightii, Oxalis pilosa var. wrightii, Oxalis wrightii, Xanthoxalis albicans, Xanthoxalis wrightii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Subshrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Erect stems up to about 16 inches tall, stems often decumbent to prostrate.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: Yellow, rarely with red lines.


USA: AR , AZ , CO , IA , KS , MO , NM , OK , TX , WY
Native Habitat: Desert scrub, grasslands, mesquite-acacia, pinyon-juniper, oak-pine-juniper, oak-buckthorn, riparian woodlands, stream banks, meadows, washes, hillsides, ravines, canyons, disturbed sites.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Oxalis albicans ssp. albicans in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Oxalis albicans ssp. albicans in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Oxalis albicans ssp. albicans


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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