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Oxalis articulata

Previously known as:

  • Oxalis crassipes
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

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, blooming once in the spring and again in fall. It is almost impossible to kill and can be passed along to friends with the small bulb-like rhizomes.

Grows best in full sun to partial shade and moist to dry soil.  They can be propagated by division of the bulb-like rhizomes in the fall or spring.

More information on Oxalis.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#poisonous#pink flowers#lawn#rhizomes#perennials#houseplants#edible garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
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#poisonous#pink flowers#lawn#rhizomes#perennials#houseplants#edible garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Oxalis
    Species:
    articulata
    Family:
    Oxalidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
    Edibility:
    EDIBLE PARTS: Small amounts of leaves, flowers, seeds, tubers/roots eaten raw are not dangerous. They have a lemon-like sour flavor.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Rounded
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    A capsule that bursts open when ripe, scattering the seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Many 5-parted magenta, rose pink, or white flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    The bright green leaves are long-stalked with 3 clover-like leaflets, obovate with a notch at the top.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil
    Problems:
    Poisonous
    Problem for Horses
    Weedy
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. Large quantities may cause trembling, cramps, and staggering in grazing animals, but there are no documented cases in humans.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Soluble oxalate.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems