Oxalidaceae - wood sorrel family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 4 April 2017)

Oxalidaceae - wood sorrel family

Mount Desert Island is home to 2 species in 1 genus. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Oxalis (2 species)
      Oxalis montana - northern wood sorrel (occasional [see note 1 at bottom of page])
      Oxalis stricta - common yellow wood sorrel (occasional)

The table below will enable you to distinguish between the two species of Oxalis on Mount Desert Island.

petal color
Oxalis montana white with pink stripes
Oxalis strict yellow

Oxalis montana (northern wood sorrel) - [information to be added]
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Oxalis stricta (common yellow wood sorrel) - [information to be added]

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   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.