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Oxalis pes-caprae (Cape sorrel)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Oxalidales > Family: Oxalidaceae > Genus: Oxalis

Oxalis pes-caprae (Cape sorrel) growing in profusion in fields northeast of Cape Town (between Durbanville and Malmesbury), July 2009. [photos H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Oxalis pes-caprae (Cape sorrel)

Oxalis pes-caprae flowering in early spring in a dormant vineyard below the Villiersdorp mountains with snow lying on the high ground, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

A geophyte native to Namibia and South Africa (Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape). Occurs as a weed in many parts of the World.



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