Oxalidaceae
Oxalis oregana

Redwood Sorrel

Prostrate, with thick creeping roots. Leaves clustered at root tips, each on slightly hairy petiole less than 8 in. long. Leaf divided into 3 heart-shaped leaflets often maroon underneath, plain or marbled above. Flowers solitary on long stalks, white to pink, petals lance-shaped, 1/2–1 in., often with darker pinkish red veins. Grows on undisturbed floors of redwood or Douglas-fir forests at low elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--8 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, West Gorge
  • Native: Yes