Oxalis drummondii A. Gray
Family: Oxalidaceae
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Liz Makings  
Plant: Perennial herb; BULBS 1-2 cm long Leaves: 6-20 cm tall; leaflets 3, 6-34 mm long, 10-50 mm wide INFLORESCENCE: 3-10-flowered; pedicels less than 35 mm long Flowers: perfect, the petals clawed, connate at base; stamens 10; pistil 5-carpelled; styles 5, corollas pink or lavender, 8-20 mm long Fruit: FRUITS fleshy explosive capsules, cylindrical, 4-12 mm long. SEEDS 1-1.5 mm long, arillate Misc: Scrublands or coniferous forests; 1200-2700 m (3500-8000 ft); Aug REFERENCES: Denton, Melinda. 1998 Oxalidaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. 30(2): 115.
Ornduff and Denton 1998, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Perennial Nativity: Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Herbaceous perennial with creeping, thick and woody rootstocks, caulescent or acaulescent, the sap acidic, the leaves 6-20 cm tall. Leaves: Digitately compound, the leaflets 3 or more, wedge-shaped, sparsely to copiously strigose, these 6-34 mm long and 10-50 mm wide. Flowers: Inflorescence 3-10 flowered, flowers pink or lavender, the corolla 8-20 mm long, perfect, regular, with 5 petals, the petals clawed, connate at the base, sepals 5, stamens 10, the filaments united at he base, unequal, with 5 longer than the others. Fruits: Capsules dehiscent, 5-celled, 4-12 mm long. Ecology: Found in scrublands or coniferous forests from 3,500-8,000 ft (1067-2438 m); flowering August. Notes: Think 3-leaved clover to help identify this genus, but you will have trouble distinguishing among the various species that all look similar. A collection is advised where there is overlap. Ethnobotany: A decoction of the bulb was used for pain and applied to sores. Etymology: Oxalis is from Greek oxys for sharp, sour, while drummondii is named for Thomas Drummond (1790-1835) a Scottish naturalist. Synonyms: Oxalis amplifolia Editor: LCrumbacher, 2011
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Frank Reichenbacher  
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Oxalis drummondii image
Frank Reichenbacher  
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