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Pink wood sorrell

Observed: 22nd May 2013 By: Fiona DoonanFiona Doonan’s reputation in Plants
pink wood sorrell

This is clearly a pink form of Oxalis acetosella and not O incarnata. Has this been previously reported?

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steve_t's picture

Pink Wood-sorrel

The New Flora of the British Isles (Stace) says that rarely it can be pink or mauve.

AlanS's picture


I see this pink form every now and again; it isn't especially rare. I think I recall it having been posted on iSpot as "O. incarnata" in the past - corrected of course!

An attractive variant. It has been called var. subpurpurascens when more deeply coloured.


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Oxalis acetosella var rosea Peterm. is the pale pink variety. Pale blue is var coerulea Pers.