Latin Name – Oxalis stricta , other species
Family – Oxalidaceae
Life Cycle– Annual or Perennial
Type – Broadleaf weed
Oxalis, often called woodsorrel, is a family of plants that has over 700 species but only a few commonly occur in lawns and landscapes. They have an upright growth habit with alternately arranged leaves that are each divided into three heart-shaped lobes. The margins of the leaves can have hairs or be smooth. Creeping woodsorrel (O. corniculata L.) has a prostrate growth habit with nodes that root into the ground. It can also have a more purplish appearance than Yellow woodsorrel.