This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
- Common Name(s):
- Violet wood sorrel
- Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Grows from a scaly coated bulb
- Annual or perennial herbs; leaves long-stalked with 3 leaflets; flowers 5-parted, white, yellow, lavender, or rose; fruit a capsule.
- Late spring and early summer
- 4-8 in.
- Palmately divided leaves with three leaflets; inversely heart-shaped; reddish or purplish underside
- Rose-purple flowers on stalk rising above the leaves; five flaring petals; green sepals with orange tips
- Open woods, banks, rocky ground, prairies
- Poison Part:
- All parts.
- Poison Delivery Mode:
- Ingestion, but no documented cases in humans.
- Caution: large quantities may cause trembling, cramps, and staggering as in grazing animals.
- EDIBLE PARTS: Small amounts of leaves, flowers, seeds, tubers/roots eaten raw are not dangerous. Leaves, flowers, seeds, tubers/
- Toxic Principle:
- Soluble oxalate.
- CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
- Found in:
- Houseplant or interiorscape; weedy in disturbed areas, lawns; landscape in flower gardens as herbaceous perennial.
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2673