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oxalis; wood sorrel

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Oxalis oregana

Deciduous Groundcover

Height: 0.50 ft.

Availability: High

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: dry - moist

Exposure req.: part shade - shade


Plant description:

This clover-like groundcover spreads readily by rhizomes. Creates an attractive blanket around the garden. Has an small white flower that blooms throughout the spring and summer. Rumored to be the preferred habitat of garden gnomes.

Keywords: aggressive, creeping or trailing, drought tolerant, fast, fire-resistant , perennial (non-woody), spreading, white

Plans that use this plant:Dry, shady