Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Price's Yellow Wood Sorrel
Oxalis macrantha
Family: Oxalidaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: S2?

Open woods (Gleason & Cronquist 1991).

Species Description:
Annual herb.

Flowering Period: April-May.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
This wood-sorrel has large flowers (petals over 12 mm) and is a woodland species. Leaflets are up to 1.5 cm wide with green margins; flowers cymose and capsules with long hairs (villous).

Timber removal would be detrimental. Exotic pest plants are a threat to this species and should be removed. Avoid creating access to the site through trail or road construction.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
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Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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