Violet wood sorrel (Oxalis violacea) is dainty and charming, with lavender-pink, white- to green-throated blooms in mid to late spring over the three-leaflet leaves in clumps that reach 4 to 6 inches tall. Providing a valuable early food source for native bees, such as mason bees, the flowers open on sunny days and close at night or in cloudy weather. The plants go dormant soon after flowering, usually retreating underground to tiny bulbs by midsummer. They may pop up again for another round of flowering in fall. Over time, they can spread to form patches by reseeding and by bulb offsets; just keep in mind that this species cannot withstand competition from vigorous companions. Violet wood sorrel is native to much of the eastern US. It can grow in sun or partial shade and average, well-drained soil. Perennial; reportedly hardy in Zones 4 or 5 to 9.
Collected in early June 2023. At least 15 seeds. Unknown ecotype. Shipping to US addresses only.
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