Creeping Woodsorrel — Oxalis corniculata

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Elpe

Creeping Woodsorrel — Oxalis corniculata

Its spread is relentless! In the lawn and the flower & veg beds. It has small clover like leaves, dark brown/green with tiny yellow flowers. Pulled up loads today so if anyone can suggest a permanent cure, I'd be forever grateful!

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Biggles !

Creeping woodsorrel

Not so sure 'creeping' is the right name :0(
Rampant in our garden and I try to remove the plants from the veggie plots and garden before it flowers but it is everywhere. We have grass and weeds not a lawn so we will never be rid of it..... the last 2 paras might be of some help to you.


"A very aggressive perennial weed, yellow oxalis (also called yellow wood sorrel) is happy in sun or shade, and spreads quickly by seed.

Seedlings start out from a single taproot, which soon develops into a shallow, spreading, knitted root system. Tiny yellow flowers are followed by elongated capsules that can shoot seeds as far as 6 feet.

Dig out small plants early. If you have a lawn, keep it vigorous to provide competition; water deeply but infrequently, since frequent light watering encourages this shallow-rooted weed.

You can also use a preemergence herbicide on turf and around ornamentals listed on the label. Spot-treat oxalis in garden areas with glyphosate."

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Elpe

Creeping Woodsorrel

Thanks, Biggs - have noted that info. It's actually an OK looking little plant but it just appears all over the place!

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sandra

Woodsorrel

It's a s*d isn't it ?

Hate using Glyphosate but as soon as I see it know it's the only thing that will work ! Use a small pastry brush and cover with a plastic bottle cut in half to defend anything around it.

Works but it's a constant vigil !!

 
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