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Oxalis grandis

Phonetic Spelling
oks-AL-iss GRAN-dees
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

Annual or perennial herbs; leaves long-stalked with 3 leaflets; flowers 5-parted, white, yellow, lavender, or rose; fruit a capsule.

Site: Woods

Poison Part: All parts.

Poison Delivery Mode: Ingestion, but no documented cases in humans.

Severity: CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; weedy in disturbed areas, lawns; landscape in flower gardens as herbaceous perennial.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Oxalis
    Species:
    grandis
    Family:
    Oxalidaceae
    Edibility:
    EDIBLE PARTS: Small amounts of leaves, flowers, seeds, tubers/roots eaten raw are not dangerous. Leaves, flowers, seeds, tubers/
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
  • Flowers:
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Up to 1 in. yellow flowers; five sepals and petals
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Compound leaf with three 1-2 in. leaflets edged with thin maroon line; inversely heart-shaped leaflets; long-stalked
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Caution: large quantities may cause trembling, cramps, and staggering as in grazing animals.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Soluble oxalate
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems