Adirondack Wildflowers:  Wood Sorrel at the Paul Smiths VIC

Adirondack Wildflowers:
Wood Sorrel (Oxalis montana)

Adirondack Wildflowers: Wood Sorrel Blooming in early July on the Boreal Life Trail at the Paul Smiths VICAdirondack Wildflowers: Wood Sorrel Blooming in early July on the Boreal Life Trail

Oxalis montana is a species of flowering plant known by the common names mountain wood sorrel, wood shamrock, and common wood sorrel. The plant is native to eastern North America, including eastern Canada and the north-central and eastern United States. The wood sorrel is a low-growing plant with clover-like foliage and several white or pink flowers, with only 1 flower per stalk. This wildflower was seen blooming on the Boreal Life Trail in early July.













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The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

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The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.