ajbroome@xtra.co.nz ajbroome@xtra.co.nz
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 13:28:20 PST
Mary Sue,

> I have found Oxalis tomentosa in Cape Plants so I can 
> now write about it. Except that book says it has white
> flowers like Bill's and hairy trifoliate leaves and in
> his picture the leaves although wonderfully hairy don't
> look trifoliate to me. 

The plant I grow as O. tomentosa is certainly *not*
trifoliate but is definitely very hairy.  I've never
had it flower. Salter says that O. tomentosa has 5 to 15
leaves with 10 to 20 leaflets, peltately spreading.  This
matches my plant but doesn't match this:


My plant, although not obtained through him, looks like

> Keeping the Oxalis straight is a challenge. 

It's all good clean fun though :)


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