weedy succulent-leafed oxalis ID request

Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:06:10 PST
Ken wrote

> I have this succulent-leafed oxalis.... I recall
> one plant last year, with yellow flowers similar
> to O.pes-caprae.

There are two Oxalis in that pot. The reddish leaf in the lower left
belongs to O. corniculata, which we have just discussed. The flowers are
much smaller than those of the one in the upper right. It is wildly
invasive but not difficult to eradicate from pots if you keep pulling. The
problem is it is in so many pots by the time you notice it. It has
explosive fruits that scatter seeds widely.

I've seen the other but can't recall the name right now. I have no doubt
somebody can provide the name. It's not nearly as weedy as O. corniculata.
(In other words, I killed the one just like it that I was trying to grow.)

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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