Photo by Don Wood,
Scotia Sanctuary, NSW.
Photo of the leaves by Luigi
Africa, Namibia (and now many more!)
buttercup, African wood-sorrel, Bermuda sorrel, Buttercup
oxalis, Cape sorrel, English weed, Goat's-foot, Sourgrass,
cernua, Kuntze, 1891.
Acetosella ehrenbergii, Kuntze,
Oxalis burmannii Jacq. 1794.
Oxalis ehrenbergii Schltdl. 1838.
Bolboxalis cernua Small,
Oxalis grandiflora Arechav. 1900.
kuibisensis R. Knuth, 1927.
Oxalis lybica Viv.1824
This member of the Oxalidaceae
family was described by Carl von Linnaeus in 1753. It was
(first) found in Namibia and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water
and lots of sun. The long root will grow to two centimetres in
diameter, the whole plant reach for ten centimetres - or way more, if
it don't get light enough. The flowers are
bright yellow, and the plant can be only be reproduced by
dividing of the roots/bulblets.Phil Crooker have informed me:
Globally, it is sterile (due to polypoidy, apparently.
The genera name means 'sharp,
pungent', as to leaf taste. The species name means 'goat's foot'.
The roots by Daniel Feliciano,