Scented oxalis

Christiaan van Schalkwyk
Tue, 30 Dec 2008 00:38:20 PST

I have a white form of O. obtusa which is strongly fragrant, other O. obtusa 
clones are faintly or not fragrant. O lichenoides and O. dregei are also 
fragrant. Interresting to note that the three I list, as well as O cathara, 
and the "O. fragrans", are all white flowering species. Maybe something 
worthwile to check out if other white flowering species are also fragrant, 
and if other darker Oxalis shares this trait.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Diana Chapman" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 10:25 PM
Subject: [pbs] Scented oxalis

> My Oxalis cathara bloomed for the first time a couple of days ago, and on
> picking up the pot I noted that it is strongly scented.  The flower opens 
> in
> the afternoon rain or shine and stays open until evening, like O. fragrans
> (which may be incorrectly named).  I have posted on the blog
> (  on some species I have that have distinct
> fragrances.  Does anyone have any other scented oxalis?
> Diana
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