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|Family: Oxalidaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Oxalis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Oxalis incarnata L.
Habit: Perennial herb; rhizome slender; bulbs < 2 cm, pale brown, beaked. Stem: erect, branched, < 30 cm, glabrous; axils often with bulblets. Leaf: cauline, in whorl-like clusters of < 10, lower opposite or not; petiole 2--7 cm; leaflets < 1.5 cm. Inflorescence: flowers 1; peduncle < 7 cm; bracts 2, near middle. Flower: sepals < 6 mm, oblong, acute, tips with 2 orange tubercles; petals < 2 cm, white to pale pink. Fruit: 0 in California.
Ecology: Shady woodland; Elevation: < 400 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun Note: Ornamental, escaping cultivated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Robert Ornduff
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Oxalis corniculata
Next taxon: Oxalis micrantha
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Robert Ornduff 2016. Oxalis incarnata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=35636, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.