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Oxalis

This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Leaves are clover-like; flowers close at night; O. deppei, O. lasiandra and O. regnelli species are considered tender species

Poison Part: All parts.

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

Severity: CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.

Depth: Cover 2 in. (5 cm)

Organ: rhizomes, stolons

Hardiness: Tender III - injured below 25 degrees F (2C)

Propagation: rhizomes, stolons, seeds

Distribution: Throughout

Cultivars:
  • O. deppei
  • O. deppei 'Iron Cross'
  • O. lasiandra
  • O. regnelli 'Triangularis'
Tags:
#fall#white#poisonous#partial shade#annual#summer#lavender#perennial#weed#wildflowers#shade tolerant#weedy#ncemgva2018
Cultivars:
  • O. deppei
  • O. deppei 'Iron Cross'
  • O. lasiandra
  • O. regnelli 'Triangularis'
Tags:
#fall#white#poisonous#partial shade#annual#summer#lavender#perennial#weed#wildflowers#shade tolerant#weedy#ncemgva2018
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Oxalis
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Americas and South Africa
    Bulb Storage:
    Store rhizomes or bulbs in peat or vermiculite at 35-41 degrees F (2-5C)
    Edibility:
    EDIBLE PARTS: Small amounts of leaves, flowers, seeds, tubers/roots eaten raw are not dangerous. Leaves, flowers, seeds, tuber
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Bulb
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Wildflower
  • 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)
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Poison:
    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