Oxalis laciniata seedlings?

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Mon, 16 Jul 2007 10:39:21 PDT
I sowed seeds from Oxalis Gwen McBride from the Scottish Rock Garden  
seed exchange in February and they germinated in April. I have never  
grown oxalis from seed before, but these didn't look the way I  
thought they would.  I posted a query to the SRGC forum, but haven't  
had an answer yet about what the seedlings should look like.  Oxalis  
laciniata is one of the South American Oxalis with many leaflets  
around in a circle, like the more commonly available O. adenophylla.

The seeds were round, small, shiny, and red-brown.  The seedlings  
each have a single grassy leaf 5 to 7 cm long (about 2.5 inches), and  
a single white root - no indication of the formation of a storage  
organ yet.

Might these be correct?  Or do I put a big question mark on the label  
and put the pot in my mystery section, next to the pot of  
"Tecophilaea cyanocrocus" that grew skinny leaves 70 cm long (about  
27 inches)?  ( those mystery seedlings have produced little bulbs ).

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

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