Plant ID forum: Oxalis; variegated form for ID

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Name: Donna King
Selmer, TN (Southern West TN) (Zone 7b)
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donnabking
Mar 29, 2015 5:46 PM CST
Wondering if anyone grows this oxalis? What is it? Found a pix of it, but no name. Love it. Would love to buy a start of it if anyone grows it. The bulbs must be small.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 29, 2015 5:58 PM CST
That looks like Oxalis corniculata - it's the one you keep pulling out of your pots. I've had some go variegated like that but it's not consistent unfortunately - most likely a weak mosaic virus.
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 29, 2015 6:24 PM CST
I found a reference to Oxalis corniculata variegated form at Bananas,org. with a couple pics.

http://www.bananas.org/f8/check-out-highly-variegated-oxalis...

We had an oxalis turn up in the yard a couple years ago with variegation...asked at LSU Agcenter and was told it was caused by a virus... Shrug! perhaps it is a mutation caused by a virus??
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Horntoad
Mar 29, 2015 8:53 PM CST
I don't think this is O. corniculata. This one is for sale on Ebay and don't think anyone is seller O. corniculata, but more importantly O. corniculate does not produce bulbs.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 29, 2015 8:54 PM CST
Maybe not but I've seen mine look exactly like that from time to time.
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