Pale Pink-sorrel - Oxalis incarnata
Similar to Wood-sorrel, but unlike Wood-sorrel, when the Pale Pink-sorrel flower is open, the petals flare outwards. The single flowers on single stems are a pale lilac, almost white. There are no yellow markings on the inner of the petals. The bright green leaves have three heart shaped leaflets.
Sometimes found as a garden escape and close to habitation, it may persist, at least for a while, on waste ground, walls and verges.
Flowering June to September.
Perennial – the flowers only open fully in full sun.
Widespread but not often recorded as a wild flower in Britain.
Rare or rarely recorded as a wild plant in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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