[Fwd: Oxalis]

Alberto Castillo ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
Wed, 18 Feb 2004 04:12:23 PST
Hi Shirley:
             Certain Oxalises can become terrible pests (pest-caprae, 
corniculata, articulata, etc.). Yes they may set seed although this is not 
so common as in most other plants except in their native habitats. Lots of 
offsets of many sizes are produced by the mother bulbs and when one removes 
the big clumps it is common that tiny offsets fell and are spread around. 
Along this, it is better to place the removed clumps in buckets or bags and 
not carrying them around in the  hands. Another way of propagation shared by 
both valued and weedy kinds alike is the production of runners that spread 
new bulbils around. This is  another source for Oxalis contamination. 
Haven't you friend tried spraying the clumps with broad leaved herbicide? 
This is usually pretty effective and a single application will make it. The 
plants must be in full growth and warm weather is desirable.

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