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|Family: Oxalidaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Oxalis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Oxalis pes-caprae L.
Habit: Perennial herb; bulbs many on rhizomes, root tips, < 2.5 cm, white to brown. Stem: generally underground, vertical, short. Leaf: < 40, in loose +- basal rosette at enlarged stem tip; petiole < 12 cm; leaflets < 3.5 cm, often purple-spotted, abaxially hairy. Inflorescence: umbel-like, < 20-flowered; peduncle < 30 cm. Flower: sepals < 7 mm, lanceolate to oblong, tips often with 2 orange tubercles; petals < 2.5 cm, yellow; filaments < 7 mm, hairy. Fruit: 0 in California.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, roadsides, grassland, dunes; Elevation: < 820 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoRO, n SNF, ScV, CW (exc SCoRI), SW (exc SnJt); Distribution Outside California: worldwide alien; native to southern Africa. Toxicity: Possibly TOXIC in quantity to sheep. Flowering Time: Jan--May Note: Cult as ornamental; common garden weed.
Synonyms: Oxalis cernua Thunb.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Robert Ornduff
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Oxalis oregana
Next taxon: Oxalis pilosa
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Robert Ornduff 2016. Oxalis pes-caprae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=35642, accessed on October 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 27, 2016.