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Pink Wood Sorrel

Oxalis latifolia

Also known as

Sorrel, Broad-Leaved Sorrel, Broadleaf Wood-Sorrel, Fishtail Oxalis, Garden Pink-Sorrel, Large-Leaf Wood-Sorrel, Pink Shamrock, Purple-Flower Oxalis

WoodSorrel1 by Primejyothi (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Pink Wood Sorrel Overview

Oxalis latifolia is also known commonly as sorrel, it produces tumbling and creeping, triangular-shaped, green leaves and pink flowers that stand out brightly. It can be used in containers and hanging baskets but it is invasive and has become a major agricultural weed. Low growing herbaceous perennial that does not produce stems, each leafs petiole goes straight to a bulb giving the plant a very floppy shape.

Common problems with Pink Wood Sorrel

Rust, Smut.

How to propagate Pink Wood Sorrel


Bulbs are spread through the production of stolons that travel across the ground to create more bulbs in a new area.


Sow into moist soil or compost.


Special features of Pink Wood Sorrel

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Pink Wood Sorrel

Grown for their colourful flowers (which in bud are rolled like an umbrella), and their often attractive leaves.


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