Oblique Sorrel

Oxalis obliquifolia

Oxalis obliquifolia in Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Growing on fallow ground at Eldoret, Kenya. July 2014.

This wood-sorrel species has no above ground branching and flowers generally borne singly rather than in clusters. Flower color is pink to lavender; the center may be yellow. The three parted leaves as well as the flower stems arise from bulb-like below-ground stems.

Oxalidaceae -- Wood-Sorrel Family

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Kenya Natural History

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