PlantsWood Sorrels→Silver Butterfly Oxalis (Oxalis triangularis subsp. papilionacea)

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Botanical names:
Oxalis triangularis subsp. papilionacea Accepted
Oxalis papilionacea Synonym
Oxalis regnellii Synonym

Also sold as:
Oxalis regnellii var. triangularis
Oxalis regnellii 'Triangularis'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Flowers: Showy
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Other: Blooms intermittently throughout the year; some oxalis will bloom all year if given enough light
Uses: Groundcover
Dried Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Toxicity: Other: All plants containing oxalic acid can be toxic to humans if enough is ingested.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Bulbs
Other: bulblets, tubers
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Date: 2018-04-12
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Mystery plant by Amoff Jul 18, 2019 5:27 AM 2
What is this Plant..... If you know??? by scoopd Feb 28, 2018 5:07 AM 3
Crazy looking plant by PlantNut Sep 6, 2016 3:37 PM 15
Oxalis Bulb by donnabking Mar 29, 2015 10:07 PM 5

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