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Oxalis Stricta

Botanical Name:

Oxalis stricta

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
All soils
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Annual, Edible, Native Plant, Perennial, Weed, Wildflower, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

0-1 ft.

Flower

Bright yellow

Fruit

Cylindrical seed pods that are explosive and can catapult seeds up to 16 feet away.

Benefits
Warning

POISONOUS PARTS: All parts. Low toxicity if ingested (no documented cases in humans). Symptoms in grazing animals, when eaten in large quantities, may cause trembling, cramps, and staggering as in grazing animals. Toxic Principle: Soluble oxalate.

Taxonomy

Order

Oxalidales

Family

Oxalidaceae

Genus

Oxalis

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