Oxalis debilis   Large-flowered Pink-sorrel DD I

Oxalis debilis

This plant caused us quite a problem with identification since there are some confusing pink sorrels about. It is a South American introduction which has small bulbils clustered around the bottom of the stem.

O. debilis has escaped into the southern English countryside but not often elsewhere. There are only a few sites in Wales, Scotland and Ireland. It is commonest in the Channel Islands and around London.

L'Ancresse Common, Guernsey 18th June 2004

Added on September 15th 2004, amended on January 30th 2005, updated 25th January 2011

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