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Author:  Auguste François César Prouvençal de Saint-Hilaire 1825
Family:  Oxalidaceae  Geraniaceae
Habitat:   Brazil
Soil:   Peat
Water:   Medium
Sun:   Medium-Maximum
Height:  25 centimetres
Flower:   White
Propagate:   Seeds/Rhizomes
Names:   Purple shamrock, Crimson Iron Cross, Mijke 
Synonyms:  Acetosella triangularis Kuntze 1891
This member of the Oxalidaceae  family was described by Auguste François César Prouvençal de Saint-Hilaire in 1825. It is found in Brazil, growing in peat with some water and some or lots of sun. The single leaves will reach 25 centimetres up from the buried rhizome. The flowers are white, and it can be produced both by seeds and rhizomes.

Also seen on IPNI as Geraniaceae and Polygonaceae Acetosella triangularis Kuntze 1891.