Calflora
Taxon  Report   6016    
Oxalis pes-caprae  L.
Bermuda buttercup,  Sourgrass
Oxalis pes-caprae, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Moderate
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Bloom Period
Family: OXALIDACEAE  
Genus: Oxalis

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: agricultural weed

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Bolboxalis cernua
PLANTS: Oxalis cernua
More information about  Oxalis pes-caprae

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.


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 11, 2020).