Taxon  Report   6016 
Oxalis pes-caprae  L.
Bermuda buttercup,  Sourgrass

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.
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
Genus: Oxalis
agricultural weed
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Bolboxalis cernua
PLANTS: Oxalis cernua
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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

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 30, 2015).

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