The Mountain Wood-Sorrel

Meet the Oxalis Montana, a humble yet captivating plant that's more commonly known as the American Wood-Sorrel, Mountain Wood-Sorrel, or simply the White Wood-Sorrel. This little gem is a testament to the saying that good things come in small packages.

Oxalis montana

Partial Shade

Can grow in partial shade conditions.

High Water Needs

Requires frequent watering but doesn't tolerate standing water. Needs regular attention.

Highly Adaptable to Various Soils

Thrives in clay, silt loam, or sand, showing great adaptability.

Acidic Soil Requirement

Prefers acidic soil conditions, may require soil amendments to maintain pH.

Moderate Safety Concerns

Toxic if ingested, handle with caution. Toxic if ingested.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Oxalis montana

The Oxalis Montana stands between 3 to 12 inches tall and spreads about 3 to 6 inches wide. Its resilient, vivid lime leaves are a sight to behold, while its rose and snowy flowers bloom in early summer, offering a prolonged and spectacular display.

Did you know that the Oxalis Montana is a favorite among pollinators? From bees to butterflies, and even nocturnal pollinators, this plant is a veritable feast for our little winged friends.

Also known as

American Wood-Sorrel
Common Wood-Sorrel
Mountain Wood-Sorrel
Mountain Woodsorrel
White Wood-Sorrel

Our design recommendations

The Oxalis Montana is perfect for bulk planting due to its small size and easy growth. Its vibrant leaf color and prolonged bloom time make it a fantastic choice for adding a pop of color to your indoor greenery or yard. This versatile plant can thrive in various locations, from your indoor plant collection to your yard, conservation land, embankments, and even limited spaces like footpaths. It's also a great choice for thickets due to its invasive nature.