COMMON NAME: Creeping Wood Sorrel, Creeping Oxalis •
HINDI: Amrul अम्रुल •
MANIPURI: Yensil •
TAMIL: Paliakiri •
BENGALI: Amrulshak •
MALYALAM: Poliyarala
BOTANICAL NAME: Oxalis corniculata      FAMILY: Oxalidaceae (Wood Sorrel Family)
SYNONYMS: Oxalis repens

Creeping wood sorrel is a world-wide weed which is almost impossible to get rid of. So, one might as well enjoy it – it has beautiful yellow flowers. Creeping woodsorrel is of uncertain origin just because it became so wide spread so long ago. Branching from the base and often rooted at the nodes, the upper portion is ascending or weakly erect, smooth or hairy. The leaves are arranged alternately along the stems. A single long stalk arises from the axils of the leaf, from which extend three flower stalks, each with a single flower. The flowers are 7-11 mm wide and have 5 yellow petals. The fruit is a capsule, 1-1.5 cm long, cylindric, pointed apically, and 5-ridged in cross section.