O.purpurea: Second Best Guess

David Maxwell opbungalow@gmail.com
Thu, 27 Nov 2008 15:18:27 PST
Hi Mary Sue,

you know, it's entirely possible that what I've got is O.purpurea...and not
O.bowiei...since the two look so similar/identical.

Well, except purhaps for scale...which is always a problem when viewing
anything over the Internet unless a ruler or something that indicates scale
is included in the photo.

The bulbs of my Oxalis are firm, elongated & dark brown...about the size of
large acorns, but more the shape of freesia bulbs.

Anyway, since they're freebies...to an Oxalis collector, I have a feeling
that O.bowiei or O.purpurea, it's all good.


P.S. O.bowiei was spelled incorrectly (O.boweii) on the Oxalis.org
website...and it's such a comfort to know that I'm not alone when it comes
to making errors-of-fact.

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