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Oxalis crassipes

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Oxalis
Categories:
Perennials, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

There are many species of Oxalis, but Pink Oxalis or Woods Sorrel is a special, old fashioned plant. Old plantings form rounded clumps covered with hundreds of bright pink flowers. It is almost impossible to kill and can be passed along to friends with the small bulb-like rhizomes.

Description:
Annual or perennial herbs; leaves long-stalked with 3 leaflets; flowers 5-parted, white, yellow, lavender, or rose; fruit a capsule.
Season:
Spring, again in fall
Height:
12 in.
Flower Color:
Magenta, rose pink, white
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-9
Propagation:
Division of bulb-like rhizomes fall or spring
Exposure:
Full sun to partial shade
Soil:
Moist to dry
Regions:
Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
South America
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, but no documented cases in humans.
Symptoms:
Caution: large quantities may cause trembling, cramps, and staggering as in grazing animals.
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Small amounts of leaves, flowers, seeds, tubers/roots eaten raw are not dangerous. Leaves, flowers, seeds, tubers/
Toxic Principle:
Soluble oxalate.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape; weedy in disturbed areas, lawns; landscape in flower gardens as herbaceous perennial.

NCCES plant id: 753

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