Origin Of Genus Name: Oxalis is Greek for "sour."
Presidio Locations: Found throughout the Presidio especially in disturbed areas.
Range In State: California coast.
Description: This exotic perennial species is from South Africa and has funnel-shaped, yellow flowers with 5 petals. The leaves are clover-like and have leaflets grouped in threes; each is heart-shaped and creased down the middle. The plant contains high levels of oxalic acid making it sour. Bermuda Buttercup has edible leaves, often used in salads. Blooms March to May.
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Last updated: February 28, 2015