Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Yellow Wood Sorrel.
Wood Sorrel (Oxalidaceae) family.
Plant: perennial herb. STEMS lax to 40 cm long, decumbent, at least at base, not rooting at the nodes Leaves: cauline; leaflets 3, to 1.5 cm long, pale green. INFLORESCENCE: 1-3-flowered; pedicel less than 2 cm long. Flowers: perfect, the petals clawed, connate at base; stamens 10; pistil 5-carpelled; styles 5; corollas yellow or orange, 8-12 mm long. FRUITS cylindric, 6-18 mm long, fleshy explosive capsules. SEEDS arillate, 1.2-1.7 mm long.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Chihuahua Pines Picnic Area
Location: In wash northeast of picnic tables
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