Pink Oxalis

Jim McKenney
Sat, 29 Sep 2007 14:37:46 PDT
Yes, Donna, that's what one would ordinarily see. 

It's not the bulb; the bulb itself is the round mass on top of the fat,
stubby root. 

In my experience ( I grow this one as a summer plant and store the bulbs dry
during the winter) those fat radish like roots shrivel shortly after the
bulbs are dug - shortly in this case means within a week or two. After these
roots shrivel, the bulbs can be safely stored dry for the winter. 

Did you know that those fat, juicy roots are a vegetable in Mexico?

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of D Anderson
Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 4:39 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Pink Oxalis

Hi, is this normally what you would see?  I couldn't believe the size of the
bulb.  What would happen if I raise the bulb out of the ground?  Could it
work as a fat plant?…

Donna in Winnipeg, Manitoba
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