Wood Sorrel family

FORM Perennial herbs or shrubs, often from rhizomes or tubers.

Genera        3        

Species 900 in our area   9 (Gray); 7  (B&B)43 in the genus Oxalis.

Distribution mainly tropical a few temperate

Flowers solitary or in cymes

#Parts 5 sepals and petals, 10 stamens   

Symmetry Regular

Leaves Alternate, clover like 3 rounded heart-shaped leaflets.