Sorrel (Oxalis purpurea) in the Wood Sorrels Database

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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
Other: bulblets, tubers
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

credit: Gnangarra

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What's Blooming in February and March?! by Calif_Sue Mar 31, 2015 10:54 PM 226
Is this normal? shamrock colors changing by aocain Sep 25, 2014 4:44 PM 27
ID please. by KAMasud Mar 4, 2013 9:44 PM 21
Oxalis regnelli is a synonym by SongofJoy Dec 26, 2012 1:03 PM 10

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