Trading weeds

Nhu Nguyen
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 09:15:46 PST
On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 11:06 AM, Jane McGary <>wrote:

> This species normally reproduces by seed. In nature it's a pioneer
> plant of sandy soils, roadsides, overgrazed areas, and so on.


Only if I had another clone from which to produce seeds! Even if I had a
second clone, there would be no guarantees since the mating system in
Oxalis typically requires plants of a different style morph. So having a
second clone with the same style morph would do me no good.

For those who fear that Oxalis spread by seeds, if you have one clone, they
typically won't make seeds. If you have two clones, it could happen, but
still no guarantees. The only ones that are self fertile are the weedy ones
in the corniculata group that everyone dreads. I'm on a constant battle
with them.

Berkeley, CA

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