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Spring Wildflowers at the Arboretum

Wood sorrel, _Oxalis violacea_, can be easily spotted due to the shamrock-shaped leaves. It blooms in May in dry prairies and some wooded areas. It is a low-growing plant that contains oxalic acid, which gives the leaves a pleasant sour taste. Wood sorrel grows best in open areas where sunlight is available.

Wood sorrel, Oxalis violacea, can be easily spotted due to the shamrock-shaped leaves. It blooms in May in dry prairies and some wooded areas. It is a low-growing plant that contains oxalic acid, which gives the leaves a pleasant sour taste. Wood sorrel grows best in open areas where sunlight is available.