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Pink Woodsorrel

Oxalis debilis

Large Flowered Pink Sorrel

Oxalis debilis is a low growing herbaceous perennial with bright pink flowers that spreads through bulbs and stolons. Originally an ornamental plant, it has naturalised around the world and become a weed due to its invasive nature.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring

Harvesting

Not generally harvested

Propagation

Notes
Propagates mainly through bulbs. Plants in Europe are sterile and so do not set seed.

Special features

Geography

Origin
South-America
Natural climate
Global

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Edible
The leaves can be put into a salad and have a zesty lemon flavour. However, they do contain oxalic acid and so should not be consumed in large quantities.

Personality

Family
Oxalidaceae
Flower colour
Pink
Scent
None

Problems

Rust, Smut
Powdery mildew
Powdery mildew
Erysiphaceae

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