– Wood Sorrel
Flowers yellow, all the summer.
There are several sorts of Oxalis which are not
quite hardy under average English conditions,
such as Oxalis Deppei and Oxalis rosea, the latter a well-known
pot-plant for windows and conservatories.
is a thoroughly hardy plant, Oxalis tropæoloides,
with thread-like creeping stems and coppery brown
leaves, contrasting finely with the little buttercup-yellow
It is all too easy to grow; the smallest
piece of root once introduced, it is probable
that the whole garden will in the course of two
or three years be infested with the plant.
roots are most difficult to exterminate, and it
seeds and sows itself with frightful rapidity.
The gardener who plants it should weigh the likelihood
of interminable struggles with an intrusive and
elusive enemy for himself and his successors in
years to come.