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Sorrel

Oxalis latifolia

Broad-Leaved Sorrel, Wood Sorrel, Pink Wood Sorrel

Sorrel is a low growing herbaceous perennial that does not produce stems. Each leafs petiole goes straight to a bulb giving the plant a very floppy shape. It is invasive and a major agricultural weed.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Not usually harvested.

Propagation

Seed
Sow into moist soil or compost.
Bulbs
Bulbs are spread through the production of stolons that travel across the ground to create more bulbs in a new area.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Mexico
Natural climate
Tropical, Temperate

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Oxalidaceae
Flower colour
Flowers can be white or pink, Pink, White
Scent
None

Problems

Rust, Smut.
Powdery mildew
Powdery mildew
Erysiphaceae

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