Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Oxalis
Family: Oxalidaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
purpurea
NOTES

A perennial geophyte to 3-15 cm. The plant is stemless and the leaves are glabrous above and grow in a large rosette. The leaves are purple beneath and black-streaked when dry.


AUTHORITY
L.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The pink flowers have a yellow tube
Colour: Pink
Notes: A white form is also found
Colour: White
Common Name
Oxalis
Habitat
NOTES: Grows along roads in the bush
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Toxicity
The oxalic acid it contains is toxic in large quantities as it combines with blood calcium to form insoluble calcium oxalate
Months
June
July
August
September
Synonyms for Species
Oxalis aemula
Oxalis breviscapa
Oxalis humilis
Oxalis laburnifolia
Oxalis sanguinea
Oxalis variabilis



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