Oxalis corniculata

Common name: 

Yellow Wood-sorrel

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

?all regions (?all grids)- naturalised all States

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Drier soils, north of Tidal River1

Flower description:



Perennial herb with stems to 30 cm long2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species prefers drier habitats to other species found at the Prom, stems are hairy and leaves are 20 mm wide. Oxalis exilis is a native species found at the Prom and it has less hairy stems and small leaves (to 5 mm wide)1,2

Image of Oxalis corniculata
Image of Oxalis corniculata
Image of Oxalis corniculata
Conservation status:



1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria