Family, Wood Sorrel. Color of petals, violet. Sepals, 5, soon withering. Stamens, 10, the alternate ones short. Pistil, 1, with 5 styles. Flowers, several, in umbels, on scapes ) inch to 2 inches high. Leaves, from the root, petioled, divided into 3 broad leaflets which are notched at the apex. June.
This pretty little plant of the open and rocky woods has no true stem. Both leaves and flower-scapes arise from a bulbous root. Scapes 6 to 8 inches high, taller than the leaves. The oxalis has 2, sometimes 3, different lengths of stamens and pistils.