Oxalis violacea L. - Violet Wood Sorrel
Family - Oxalidaceae
Flowering - March - May, again in the fall.
Habitat - Rich upland woods, open hammocks, glades.
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This attractive species can be found throughout most of Alabama but is most common in the northern 2/3 of the state. The plant is easy to identify because of its bulb-like stem, three-foliolate leaves (which are purple abaxially), and its pink flowers.
Photographs taken at Danville Conservation Area, Montgomery County, MO., 4-8-04, and at Moss Creek Woods, Hoover, AL., 3-12-06.