I'm no expert and I've not grown that Oxalis. But most of mine seem to grow a stem from the pointy (top) of the bulb which will form roots to the sides and eventually leaves. I don't think they grow roots from the bottom like other bulbs. Chad -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Joseph Kraatz Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 2:35 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [pbs] question From BX314 I received Oxalis stenorrhyncha bulbs (#26). I just left them in the envelope and was going to grow them as a winter grower. However, today I noticed they have sprouted. However, I can't figure out what the sprouts are. The stem, the root? They are long and pink and appears that where the sprout attaches to the bulb the longest ones appear to have small roots. Does this Oxalis have a tap root? Please advise. Joe Kraatz, Oceanside, CA ________________________________ PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this electronic mail message is intended only for the use of the designated recipient(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this message in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender by telephone or e-mail (as shown above) immediately and destroy any and all copies of this message in your possession (whether hard copies or electronically stored copies).