Oxalis albicans

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Oxalis albicans
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Oxalis
Species: O. albicans
Binomial name
Oxalis albicans

Oxalis albicans, commonly known as radishroot woodsorrel, is a perennial herb in the Oxalidaceae family, native to western and central North America.


Oxalis albicans is native to the West Coast, southern Midwestern, and Southwestern United States; northern Mexico; and British Columbia, Canada.

In California the species grows in chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and other habitats, from sea level to elevations of 2,296 feet (700 m). The plant is found in the California Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges, and other regions of the state.[1]


Currently named subspecies include:

  • Oxalis albicans ssp. albicans — radishroot woodsorrel; Northern Mexico, Southwestern and south-Midwestern U.S. (except California).[2][3]

Former subspecies[edit]

Currently named Oxalis species, that were former Oxalis albicans subspecies, include:[4]


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