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Oxalis violacea

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
oks-AL-iss vy-oh-LAH-see-uh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

Grows from a scaly coated bulb

Site: Open woods, banks, rocky ground, prairies

Poison Part: All parts.

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

Severity: CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.

Found in: Houseplant in interiorscapes; herbaceous perennial in landscapes and flower gardens; weedy in disturbed areas and lawns.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Oxalis
    Species:
    violacea
    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
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Green
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    flowers 5-parted, white, yellow, lavender, or rose. Rose-purple flowers on stalk rising above the leaves; five flaring petals; green sepals with orange tips
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    leaves long-stalked with 3 leaflets. Palmately divided leaves with three leaflets; inversely heart-shaped; reddish or purplish underside
  • 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