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Oxalis Corniculata

Botanical Name:

Oxalis corniculata

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Shade - Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
0-3 hours of direct sun per day
Characteristics

Plant Type

Herb/Forb, Annual, Herbaceous Perennial, Perennial, Weed, Wildflower, Annual or perennial much branched herb 10–30 cm. high., Herb

Lifespan

Perennial, Annual

Flower

Small, 5-parted yellow flowers with a lemony flavor., Flowers in 1–6-flowered pseudumbels; peduncles axillary, 1–8 cm. long, about as long as the petioles, pubescent or glabrous, ascending; bracts 2–many, linear-lanceolate, 2–4 mm. long, acute to acuminate, pilose; pedicels 7–15 mm. long.

Fruit

Tapered capsules that burst open to fling seeds when ripe. Unripe fruits have a tart flavor., Capsule linear-oblong, usually abruptly narrowing at apex, (4–)9–17 mm. long, puberulous.

Benefits
Attracts

Birds

Bees

Butterflies

Moths

Small Mammals

Songbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Oxalidales

Family

Oxalidaceae

Genus

Oxalis

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