Oxalis stricta L.
Common Name: YELLOW WOOD-SORREL
Synonym: Oxalis fontana
Coefficient of Conservatism: 0
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

O. fontana of Michigan Flora.

Usually said to be native to North America and collected in Michigan as early as 1832 on a river bank (in either Lenawee or Monroe Cos.). Now, mostly a common weed of roadsides, railroads, gardens, lawns, fields, and disturbed places generally; also in forests, especially along trails and other disturbed sites. We follow Watson (1989) for the application of this name, which means it must replace O. fontana, and not be applied to the species here called O. dillenii.

Locations

Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Chippewa County
Clare County
Clinton County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Mackinac County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ontonagon County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 12, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1879.