Plant ID forum: Southern California yellow flower/weed

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Name: Chris
Topanga, CA (Zone 10b)
ckorangy
Mar 9, 2017 2:55 PM CST
What is the name of this please? I see it growing in various places in the neighborhood.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 9, 2017 3:06 PM CST
Welcome!

Could you show us the leaves too?

I suspect its Common Woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta). The leaves look like clover and the stems taste sour.
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dave
Mar 9, 2017 4:15 PM CST

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I agree on oxalis.

Compare with the flower of Oxalis pes-caprae.

Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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ctcarol
Mar 9, 2017 7:29 PM CST
I agree In my not perfect landscape, I always let a few grow for the flowers. They pull easily if you don't want them.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 10, 2017 12:48 PM CST
After checking CalFlora, I agree that it is Oxalis pes-caprae. O. stricta doesn't occur in California. My bad.
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Name: Chris
Topanga, CA (Zone 10b)
ckorangy
Mar 11, 2017 12:26 PM CST
Thank you all!

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