Purple Wood Sorrel, also known as Oxalis drummondii is a beautiful addition to any flower bed or garden spot that needs a perennial native plant to serve as groundcover.
It will grow in areas with full sun or partial shade. The individuals pictured here were grown in a front flower bed that was shaded by mature live oaks. These pictures were taken in April and these plants tended to bloom until fall. Some sources say they tend to bloom only in the fall but it has to do with how much light they get.
Purple Wood Sorrel are easy to grow, mine thrived on a rich sandy soil that was partially shaded and watered by rainfall primarily.
I loved the small pink flowers with the darker pink stripes and the leaves made me think I had shamrocks the first time I saw these. These tough, colorful plants thrived in that corner of the flower bed by my front door and provided years of greenery and beautiful flowers for not much work.