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Oxalis versicolor

   (Family: Oxalidaceae)
   
English: Candy Cane sorrel  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Bulb
Height: 0.2m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (light)
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
  Sand (coarse texture, drains easily),
Clay (fine texture, holds a lot of water)
pH: acid
Biome: Fynbos
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Flower colours
 
White
 
Yellow
 
Red
 
Purple
Flower shape
Flower type
 
  Polinator
  insects
  Flower info
  Flowers are solitary or in umbel-like clusters on long, erect peduncles (stalks).
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf texture Smooth
 
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  The leaves, borne in basal rosettes, are also characteristic of the genus. They are compound, usually trifoliolate (having three leaflets) with leaflets varying from more or less heart-shaped (broadly obovate and cuneate at the base) to narrowly obovate and predominantly stalked (petiolate). Petioles long and slender. Occasionally the leaves are sessile (without a stalk) or subsessile. The leaflets are often flushed with purple below and maybe hairy or have calli (thickenings). They display slee
 
 
 
  Seed info EDIT
 
 
 
Description EDIT
A member of the oxalis family, Grand Duchess versicolor is sometime referred to as the "Candy Cane sorrel" plant and one glance at the flower buds explains why. With ruby undersides to the petals, unfurled buds exhibit an appealing red and white swirled pattern. This makes the unopened blooms as pretty as the mature ones.
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