Oxalis incarnata

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Oxalis incarnata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Oxalidales
Family: Oxalidaceae
Genus: Oxalis
O. incarnata
Binomial name
Oxalis incarnata

Oxalis incarnata is a species of flowering plant in the woodsorrel family known by the common names pale pink-sorrel[1] and crimson woodsorrel.[2] It is native to southern Africa, but it can be found on other continents where it is an introduced species, often the descendent of garden escapees. It is grown and kept as an ornamental plant. This is a perennial herb growing from a system of rhizomes and bulbs. The branching, hairless stem grows to nearly 30 centimeters in maximum length. There may be small bulblets located along the stem above ground. The leaves are borne on long petioles in erect bunches, each leaf made up of three leaflets. The solitary flower arises on a peduncle. Each flower has five white to light pink petals.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ "Oxalis incarnata". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 30 January 2016.

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