Creeping Oxalis, Yellow Wood Sorrel
Seasons of Growth
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Key Distinguishing Feature
Similar in appearance to Clover, Creeping oxalis appears with 3 heart-shaped green leaves. This plant has thin wiry stems that flourish Small Yellow flowers.
Creeping oxalis is a small weed which grows from stolons and is typically found in lawns. It doesn’t have underground bulbils, though the stolon system is still an efficient form of vegetative reproduction for this species.
It allows creeping oxalis to spread out through turf to form quite dense mats at times. It is helped by its tolerance of many of the commonly used selective turf herbicides.
It has little yellow flowers which help make the plant obvious at those times of the year when it is flowering.
Key Products for Control:
Bow & Arrow - 50mL/100sqm *Temporary discolouration can occur to QLD Blue Couch, Carpet Grass, or Kikuyu lawns
Contra M Duo - 65mL/100sqm *Not safe for Buffalo lawns
Duke 100WG - 1g/100sqm *Not safe for QLD Blue Couch, Fescue, Bentgrass, or Ryegrass lawns