This delightful species is found much further southward than the White Wood Sorrel. It has a brownish, scaly, bulbous root. The dainty flowers are rose purple in colour, and several, a dozen or less, are clustered on a slender stem or scape. The leaf stems rise from four to nine inches, and the strongly ribbed, Clover - like leaves grow in little tufts of from four to eight. The Violet Wood Sorrel ranges from New England to the Rocky Mountains, and south to Florida and New Mexico, in rocky, sandy woods, during May and June.