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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.
See below
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.

More information on Oxalis.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses
  • 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
  • Landscape:
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    All parts of the plant have toxic potential, although the possibility of serious effects is usually limited to ingestions of large quantities. Consuming Oxalis species can produce colic in horses, and kidney failure is possible if significant amounts are eaten. Caution: large quantities may cause trembling, cramps, and staggering as in grazing animals.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Soluble calcium oxylates
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Bark
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems