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Oxalis pes-caprae

Common Names

African Wood-sorrel, Bemuda Buttercup, Bermuda Buttercup, Buttercup Oxalis, Cape Cow-slip, Cape Cowslip, Geelsuring, Oxalis, Sorrel, Sour-sob, Sourgrass, Soursob, Soursop, Variable Wood-sorrel, Yellow Sorrel, Yellow-flowered Oxalis [Atlas of Living Australia]



Name ref

Oxalis pes-caprae L.


Introduced into Australia. In Australia: WA (naturalised), NT (naturalised), SA (naturalised), Qld (naturalised), NSW (naturalised), Vic (naturalised), Tas (naturalised) [Australian Plant Name Index]
See Atlas of Living Australia


Recorded from saltmarshes in Victoria [1]

Atlas of Living Australia (ALA): http://bie.ala.org.au/species/Oxalis+pes-caprae
Australian Plant Name Index (APNI): http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni?taxon_id=35764
Encyclopedia of Life (EOL): http://eol.org/pages/582422/overview
FloraBase, the Western Australian Flora: http://florabase.dec.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/4356
Weeds of Australia: http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/03030800-0b07-490a-8d04-0605030c0f01/media/Html/Oxalis_pes-caprae.htm
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalis_pes-caprae

-- JohnBusby - 2013-04-08


  1. Victorian Saltmarsh Study* (2011). Mangroves and coastal saltmarsh of Victoria: distribution, condition, threats and management. Institute for Sustainability and Innovation, Victoria University, Melbourne. *Paul I Boon, Tim Allen, Jennifer Brook, Geoff Carr, Doug Frood, Chris Harty, Jasmine Hoye, Andrew McMahon, Steve Mathews, Neville Rosengren, Steve Sinclair, Matt White and Jeff Yugovic. (more)