Information on Procumbent Yellow-sorrekl

Common Name: Procumbent Yellow-sorrekl
Scientific Name: Oxalis corniculata
Irish Name: Seamsóg bhuí
Family Group: Oxalidaceae
Distribution: View Map (Courtesy of the BSBI)
Flowering Period


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Procumbent Yellow-sorrekl could sometimes be confused with:

Yellow-sorrel, Purple-leaved,

Procumbent Yellow-sorrel is, as its name might suggest, a prostrate little plant which creeps across lawns and garden soil on slender, rooting stems and is now an extremely persistent garden weed. However, it is pretty with 6-10mm bright yellow flowers, usually 5 petalled and trifoliate leaves which have 3 heart-shaped lobes, slightly larger than the flowers. It is a garden escape which grows abundantly over dry, bare ground. A perennial, it is mainly confined to the South-East of Ireland. It belongs to the Wood-sorrel family. 

I first saw this little plant in Ballyvalloo, Co Wexford in 2012 when I also photographed it. 

If you are satisfied you have correctly identified this plant, please submit your sighting to the National Biodiversity Data Centre

Yellow-sorrel, Procumbent
Yellow-sorrel, Procumbent