ISI 2013-29. Oxalis flava L.

This delightful geophyte is a winter grower with subterranean bulbs that survive the dry summer dormancy. Unlike some Oxalis that give the genus a bad name, it neither reseeds itself nor do the bulbs proliferate rampantly. The species is somewhat variable, but in this clone the leaves are 5–7 palmately compound, and the attractive flowers are yellow and 2 cm or more across. Divisions of HBG 99103, a plant received from Michael Vassar (MV 7440) ex Ernie de Marie at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG 754/93A) with Bruce Bayer's collection number MBB 2203. Alas, any further data is apparently lost in the only repository, the files of the Karoo Botanical Garden in Worcester, South Africa. $7.

Oxalis flava L.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 84 (2), March - April, 2013

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International Succulent Introductions of the Huntington Botanical Gardens