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|Family: Oxalidaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Oxalis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Oxalis bowiei W.T. Aiton ex G. Don
Habit: Perennial herb; bulb making a contractile root; hairs generally of 2 kinds, long-soft-wavy and short-glandular. Stem: +- 0. Leaf: basal, petiole < 30 cm; leaflets 1--5 cm, very wide-obovate, entire or with shallow notch at tip; hairs 0 or sparse, shaggy. Inflorescence: umbel-like, 3--12-flowered; peduncle 10--25 cm. Flower: sepals 6--11 mm, lanceolate, tubercles at tip 0; petals <= 2.5 cm, pink.
Ecology: Gardens, disturbed areas, generally not persisting; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: ScV, SCo; Distribution Outside California: Native to South Africa. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun, Oct--Dec Note: Ornamental, occasionally escaping from cultivation.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Robert Ornduff
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Oxalis articulata subsp. rubra
Next taxon: Oxalis californica
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Robert Ornduff 2016. Oxalis bowiei, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=82565, accessed on August 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 27, 2016.