Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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Redwood sorrel

Oxalis oregana

About This Species

Zone 7a BC Native

Grow me instead of Common periwinkle, Yellow archangel

Redwood sorrel is a shade-tolerant, spreading groundcover with clover-like leaves. Native to British Columbia, Redwood sorrel has small white flowers with yellow centres that bloom in the spring. This plant needs moist soils and does well planted under trees. Redwood sorrel is a perennial evergreen, so its foliage stays attractive all year.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Consistently moist or wet conditions