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|Family: Oxalidaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Oxalis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Oxalis californica (Abrams) R. Knuth
Habit: Perennial herb; taproot +- woody, generally > 4 mm diam; bulbs 0. Stem: < 40 cm, decumbent to erect, not rooting at nodes, hairs generally sparse, appressed or arched upward. Leaf: cauline; petiole < 7 cm; leaflets < 1.5 cm, appressed-hairy. Inflorescence: 1--3-flowered; pedicel 2--3 cm, sparsely appressed-hairy. Flower: sepals 3--7 mm, ovate, purple-tinged, tip ciliate; petals generally 8--12 mm, yellow-orange, drying +- red. Fruit: 10--15 mm, < 2 × pedicel, hairs simple, short, appressed, rarely multicellular.
Ecology: Coastal scrub, chaparral; Elevation: < 2035 m. Bioregional Distribution: SW (exc SnBr, SnJt); Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Feb--Jun Note: Probably closely related to Oxalis pilosa.
Synonyms: Oxalis albicans Kunth subsp. californica (Abrams) G. Eiten
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Robert Ornduff
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Oxalis bowiei
Next taxon: Oxalis corniculata
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Robert Ornduff 2016. Oxalis californica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=35600, accessed on September 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 25, 2016.