[Fwd: Oxalis]

Shirley Meneice samclan@redshift.com
Tue, 17 Feb 2004 21:11:54 PST
Anyone have the answer to this?
	Shirley Meneice
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Oxalis
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2004 20:38:02 EST
From: Dpescadera@aol.com
To: samclan@redshift.com

Dear Shirley,
        With all your bulb knowledge, do Oxalis spread by seed (I don't 
underground bulbils)?  Someone just said that they don't--but how else 
do you
get isolated patches all around? I looked in Corky's book and she describes
rooting at nodes, taproots, bulblets--but doesn't talk about fruit, but her
botanical drawings have seed pods.
In John Bryan's new book he says you don't need to think of other forms of
propagation because of the prolific production of offset bulbs.  Then he 
Sow seed in spring....Even small offsets will flower after l season's 
        What do you think? If you are rushed, can you just e-mail this to
someone in the bulb society?  Oxalis is getting to be a big problem on 
the front
ranch, so that is why the subject came up.
                 Many thanks and all the best, Diana
Corky lists O.pes-caprae, o.albicans ssp.pilosa,o.corniculata,

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