Photo by Jim Robbins, Plants.ces.ncsu.edu.
The rhizomes by J. Richard Abbott,
The flowers from Plantsam.com.
Exposed plant by J. Richard Abbott,
One more flower by Egon Krogsgaard,
M.J.C: Lélorgne de Savigny,
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay,
Brazil (Temperate World)
Sandy - Mix
White - Pink - Violet
Pink Wood Sorrel, Windowbox
Wood-Sorrel, Pink Sorrel, Shamrock Oxalis, Pink Shamrock
A lot, see below....
This member of the
was given this name by Marie Jules César Lélorgne de Savigny in 1798. It is found in
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil - and brought around the world, growing in a
sandy or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow
to four centimetres in diameter, fifteen centimetres long, the entire plant
to 20 or 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are from white over pink
The genera name means 'sharp,
pungent', as to leaf taste. The species name means 'jointed';
separating freely as in leaf fall.