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Oxalis montana

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Common wood sorrel, Sourgrass
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Wildflowers
Comment:

Often grows in colonies

Description:
Annual or perennial herbs; leaves long-stalked with 3 leaflets; flowers 5-parted, white, yellow, lavender, or rose; fruit a capsule.
Season:
Late spring to early summer
Height:
3-6 in.
Foliage:
Shamrock-shaped leaves with three inverted heart-shaped leaflets; slightly sour taste; closes at night
Flower:
Single flower has five white to light pink petals with deep pink veins; deeply notched at the tip
Site:
Rich, moist woods; especially hemlock and spruce-fir forests
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, but no documented cases in humans.
Symptoms:
Caution: large quantities may cause trembling, cramps, and staggering as in grazing animals.
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Small amounts of leaves, flowers, seeds, tubers/roots eaten raw are not dangerous. Leaves, flowers, seeds, tubers/
Toxic Principle:
Soluble oxalate.
Severity:
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:
Perennial

NCCES plant id: 2672

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