Taxonomy

Oxalis acetosella | Wood-sorrel | Seamsóg

Distribution

Status

Conservation status


Legal status


Native status

Native

First reported in the wild


NAPRA Ireland risk assessed


Species Biology

Identification

  • Flowers from April to June
  • Can occur in extensive stands forming a carpet of green
  • Solitary white flowers with pink-purple veins
  • Distinctive trifoliate leaves
  • Each leaflet is heart-shaped and folds up in the late afternoon or when it rains

Preferred environment


Adult habitat & habits


Diet


Ecology


Habitat

Woodland, hedgerows and among damp mossy rocks. Occurs in shady moist ground

Flight period


Life stages


Reproduction


Life cycle


Food plants


Threats faced


Conservation actions


Nesting biology


Flowers visited


Ex-situ conservation


Use


Vegetative nature


Irish reference specimens


Determination


Pathway and vector description


Management approach


Habitat description


Similar species


Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)


Irish distribution


Distribution frequency in Ireland


Native distribution


Temporal change

Temporal change


Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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How can you help

This species is included in our spring flowering plants project. If you see the species please submit your sighting. All information is very valuable.

Full list of species included in the spring flowering plants project:

  1. Bluebell
  2. Common Dog-violet
  3. Cowslip
  4. Early Dog-violet
  5. Early-purple Orchid
  6. Lady’s smock (Cuckooflower)
  7. Lesser Celandine
  8. Lords-and Ladies
  9. Primrose
  10. Toothwort
  11. Wild Garlic
  12. Winter Heliotrope
  13. Wood Anemone
  14. Wood Sorrel
  15. Coltsfoot
  16. Three-cornered Garlic

Further information

This species is included in the spring flowering plants project which is a collaboration between the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the BSBI. It is hoped we can collect valuable data to improve our knowledge of the current distribution of some common plants. All data will be fully validated by both partners before loading to Biodiversity Maps and being made available to the BSBI.

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