Pink-sorrel - Oxalis articulata


    A short, tufted, hairy plant with swollen rhizomes. Leaves three lobed in terminal rosettes, leaflets heart shaped, with orange or brownish dots (tubercles). Flowers pink, petals 12 to 20 mm in a broad umbel like cluster.

    Identification difficulty

    Bare and disturbed ground, often close to habitation.

    When to see it

    Flowers May to October.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Fairly widespread casual in Britain south of the Humber, particularly in the south west and around the coasts. Elsewhere in Britain it occurs from time to time as a garden escape.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent as an escape from cultivation in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 1 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map