Definition of wood sorrel in English:

wood sorrel

Syllabification: wood sor·rel


  • A small woodland plant with cloverlike leaves and five-petaled flowers.
    • Genus Oxalis, family Oxalidaceae: several species, including the yellow-flowered creeping yellow wood sorrel (O. stricta) and the purple-flowered violet wood sorrel (O. violacea)
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    • It gathered flowers from the forest floor as they walked: yellow celandine and primrose, pale anemone, pink-veined wood sorrel, purple hepatica, lilac and plum violets.
    • The plant looks like some class of a clover or even a wood sorrel to me.
    • Areas cleared of rhododendrons will be recolonised with plants such as bluebells, wood sorrel and honeysuckle.

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