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Redwood Sorrel

Scientific name

Oxalis oregana


Redwood Sorrel is a low growing, perennial wildflower species that typically grows up to 20 cm in height. The leaves are all basal, dark green colored, and have a clover like appearance. The flowers are white to pink colored, have a yellow center, appear in singles on hairy stalks, and bloom between May and July. This wildflower is often used as an ornamental spreading groundcover. It can grow aggressively and is valuable for filling in un-vegetated areas. The roots are good for controlling erosion and stabilizing shorelines.

Planting conditions

Redwood Sorrel grows best in moist conditions with partial sun or shade. It prefers cool, rich, well drained loam or humus soil types. It is intolerant of full sun exposure or dry conditions. This wildflower can be naturally found in moist forests or along shaded riparian areas.


  • Plant height:
    • Max 1.5m
    • Max 2m
    • Max 3m
    • Any
  • Moisture level:
    • Moist
  • Light conditions:
    • Partial sun
    • Shade
  • Soil type:
    • Loamy
    • Humus
  • pH:
    • Normal
  • Depth:
    • Potted
  • Plant type:
    • Ground Cover
    • Fern
    • Wildflower
  • Height:
    • 20 cm
  • Spread:
    • 3 m