Taxon  Report   6016 
Oxalis pes-caprae  L.
Bermuda buttercup,  Sourgrass
Oxalis pes-caprae
© 2009 Thomas Stoughton
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Oxalis pes-caprae
© 2009 Barry Rice
Oxalis pes-caprae
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Oxalis pes-caprae, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Oxalis pes-caprae
© Jo-Ann Ordano 2005 California Academy of Sciences
Family: OXALIDACEAE  
Genus: Oxalis
Community:
agricultural weed
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Bolboxalis cernua
PLANTS: Oxalis cernua
More information about  Oxalis pes-caprae
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Bay Nature:  ... a weed native to South Africa that was transplanted to California early in the 1900s, ... Oxalis crowds out native wildflowers for light and space, and prevents other plants from gaining a foothold in the land.

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (OXPE)

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Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 08, 2016).

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