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Key to Oxalis

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(For a list of species in Oxalis, use the above link.)

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1. Petals yellow to yellow-orange, drying ± red or not

2. Annualfruit < 5 mm ..... O. micrantha

2' Perennial herb; fruit >= 6 mm or 0

3. Leaves in loose, ±   present ..... O. pes-caprae

3' Leaves cauline; bulbs 0

4. Petals 12–20 mm; NCo ..... O. suksdorfii

4' Petals 5–12 mm; NCo, elsewhere

5. Petals generally < 8 mm; taproot stem rooting at  ..... O. corniculata

5' Petals generally 8–12 mm; taproot ± woody; stem not rooting at nodes (sometimes rooting at nodes in O. pilosa)

6. Hairs generally sparse,  or arched upward;  > 2 × fruit ..... O. californica

6' Hairs dense, generally ; pedicels < 2 × fruit ..... O. pilosa

1' Petals white to pink, red, purple-rose, or purple

7. Bulbs 0

8. Rhizome woody, not creeping; disturbed places ..... O. articulata subsp. rubra

8' Rhizome fleshy, creeping; ± undisturbed forests

9' Flowers 3–9 in umbel-like  ..... O. trilliifolia

7' Bulbs present

10' Stem ± 0

11. Flowers in umbel-like cyme ..... [O. bowiei]



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