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|Family: Oxalidaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Oxalis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Oxalis purpurea L.
Habit: Perennial herb; bulbs ovoid, dark brown, gummy. Stem: +- 0. Leaf: < 8, in basal rosette; petiole < 5 cm; leaflets < 4 cm, sparsely hairy or more densely hairy abaxially and on margins, drying with dark spots, streaks. Inflorescence: flowers 1; peduncle 1--11 cm, bracts 2, at or below middle. Flower: sepals < 1 cm, +- lanceolate, hairy; petals < 2.5 cm, purple to red, pink, or white [yellow]. Fruit: 0 in California.
Ecology: Disturbed places, especially near gardens; Elevation: < 160 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: Jan--Feb Note: Ornamental, occasionally escaping cultivation.
Synonyms: Oxalis variabilis Jacq.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Robert Ornduff
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Oxalis pilosa
Next taxon: Oxalis suksdorfii
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Robert Ornduff 2016. Oxalis purpurea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=35651, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.