Oxalis acetosella Linnaeus 1753 (Family Oxalidaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 5-15cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering April - May (Earliest: 1.4)

Protective Chemicals
Acids Oxalic

Biotopes:
Wet Forest

Spruce Forest
Flower Visitors:
Several Apidae

Anthocharis cardamines

Pieris napi

Helophilus pendulus

Platycheirus albimanus
Seed Dispersal: Projection
Parasites:
Mycosphaerella depazeiformis

Liriomyza bryoniae

Pegomya seitenstettensis
Herbivores::
Mesotype didymata
Sapivores:
Aphis fabae
Granivores:
Parus major

Parus palustris

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Wood Sorrel


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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