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|Family: Oxalidaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Oxalis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Oxalis corniculata L.
Habit: Perennial herb; taproot fibrous, generally < 4 mm diam, bulbs 0. Stem: rooting at nodes, < 50 cm, hairs appressed to spreading. Leaf: cauline; petiole < 7 cm; leaflets < 2 cm, ciliate, hairs generally 0 adaxially, sparse, appressed abaxially. Inflorescence: cyme, +- umbel-like or not, 2--7-flowered; pedicel < 1 cm, hairs appressed. Flower: sepals < 4.5 mm, linear to narrowly ovate; petals generally < 8 mm, oblong to spoon-shaped, yellow, often with red spots below middle. Fruit: 6--25 mm, cylindric, +- angled, hairs simple, short, generally appressed.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: generally < 1900 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRO, n&c SNF, GV, CCo, SnFrB, SCo, PR, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: worldwide; native to Mediterranean Europe. Toxicity: Possibly TOXIC in quantity to sheep. Flowering Time: +- all year
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Robert Ornduff
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Oxalis californica
Next taxon: Oxalis incarnata
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Robert Ornduff 2016. Oxalis corniculata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=35609, accessed on September 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 27, 2016.