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Oxalis exilis

Shady wood sorrel at Garran, ACT

Oxalis exilis at Garran, ACT - 1 Apr 2018
Oxalis exilis at Garran, ACT - 1 Apr 2018
Oxalis exilis at Garran, ACT - 1 Apr 2018
Oxalis exilis at Garran, ACT - 1 Apr 2018
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Oxalis exilis 1 Apr 2018 BettyDonWood
Oxalis exilis 30 Mar 2018 ruthkerruish

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There are several species of Oxalis growing among a 2015 planting of shrubs.

3 comments

   1 Apr 2018
It is almost impossible to ID this group of Oxalis fron a photo like this. I would need field notes (or good photos where possible) on whether the stems are rooting at the nodes, the number of flowers in a cluster, the hairs or lack thereof on the stems, and the shape and size of the stipules at the base of the leaf stalk, or the lack of stipules.
The upright fattish seed cases suggest exilis rather than corniculata, which has narrow seed cases on stalks which bend down, but I am not sure whether that is enough to say that it is not one of the other native species of Oxalis.
   2 Apr 2018
I have added a few photos which may or may not help. There appears to be mostly 2 pods per stem
   2 Apr 2018
The hairless stems, prominent stipule (I only found one), and rooting at the nodes, clinches it.

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Digitaria sanguinalis (Summer Grass) at Garran, ACT - 23 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish
Plantago lanceolata (Ribwort Plantain, Lamb's Tongues) at Garran, ACT - 23 Jan 2019 by ruthkerruish
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Cryptes baccatus (Wattle Tick Scale) at Garran, ACT - 11 Oct 2018 by ruthkerruish
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle) at Garran, ACT - 7 May 2018 by ruthkerruish
Sonchus asper (Prickly Sowthistle) at Garran, ACT - 31 Mar 2018 by ruthkerruish
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Crepis capillaris (Smooth Hawksbeard) at Garran, ACT - 14 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Garran, ACT - 14 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Garran, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Garran, ACT - 5 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Agrocybe sp. at Garran, ACT - 4 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Latrodectus hasselti (Redback Spider) at Garran, ACT - 3 Dec 2017 by ruthkerruish
Chondrilla juncea (Skeleton Weed) at Garran, ACT - 6 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish
Trifolium dubium (Yellow Suckling Clover) at Garran, ACT - 24 Oct 2017 by ruthkerruish
Silene gallica var. gallica (French Catchfly) at Garran, ACT - 19 Oct 2017 by ruthkerruish
Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Garran, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by ruthkerruish
Galium aparine (Goosegrass, Cleavers) at Garran, ACT - 28 Aug 2017 by ruthkerruish
Eragrostis curvula (African Lovegrass) at Garran, ACT - 10 Jun 2017 by ruthkerruish
Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Garran, ACT - 3 Jun 2017 by ruthkerruish
Eucalyptus globulus subsp. bicostata (Southern Blue Gum, Eurabbie) at Garran, ACT - 1 Jun 2017 by ruthkerruish
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Garran, ACT - 3 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
Oxalis sp. (Wood Sorrel) at Garran, ACT - 2 May 2017 by ruthkerruish
Robinia pseudoacacia (Black Locust) at Garran, ACT - 8 Apr 2017 by ruthkerruish
Rumex brownii (Slender Dock) at Garran, ACT - 31 Mar 2017 by ruthkerruish

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 1 Apr 2018 02:50 PM Recorded on
  • ruthkerruish Recorded by

Additional information

  • True In flower
  • Less than 10cm Plant height

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