Wednesday, June 9, 2010

redwood sorrel
Oxalis oregana
Oxalidaceae

As the name suggests, I often see massive carpets of shamrock-shaped redwood sorrel under redwoods. The pic above shows leaf litter from coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) and tanoak (Lithocarpus densiflorus) which is a beech, not a true oak. Most of the redwood sorrel flowers I've seen in the area are white like shown here, not deep pink like is commonly pictured online.

2 comments:

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Katie, I just found your blog. I love redwood sorrel, and we're so lucky to have a LOT of it growing here. Like you, we're trying to familiarize ourselves with the flora and fauna of the Central Coast, especially the lifeforms we find here at the farm. I love your blog. I've added you to our blog roll so we can find you again! Looking forward to future postings!

Nature ID said...

Thanks! I've been following your very stylish blog for a while and already have you listed under other CA blogs, too. I find it really helpful following "local" blogs to help me ID things I see.