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A plant of ancient woodland that flowers early in the spring from March to April.


Common Name Wood-sorrel
Alternative Name(s) Wood Oxalis
Scientific Name Oxalis acetosella
Species Group Simple Flowers
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Oxalis family - Oxalidaceae
Status Locally common
Flower Colour Group White
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
Preferred Environment
Look for Delicate white flower on woodland floor
Additional Identification Notes
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Simple Flowers