Scientific name: Oxalis articulata

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  • Order: Oxalidales
  • Family: Oxalidaceae
  • Genus: Oxalis
  • Species: O. articulata


Pink-sorrel, or pink wood sorrel, is a five-petaled pink flower with a magenta center. Although its blooms are small in size, it is very vibrant and can grow up to eight inches tall. The leaves of these wood sorrels have three heart-shaped petals, which is why they are often confused with clover.

Furthermore, the Oxalis leaves have a chemical in them called oxalic acid, which gives them a sour, lemony taste. Pink-sorrels are edible and sometimes featured in salads, but their leaves should not be eaten in large amounts due to the harm this acid causes to the body.