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habit (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
leaves (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
close-up of leaf with three leaflets (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
flowers (Photo: Rob and Fiona Richardson)
Oxalis bowiei Ait. ex G. Don
Oxalis bowieana Lodd.Oxalis bowiei Herb. ex Lindl.Oxalis purpurata Jacq. var. bowiei (Herb. ex Lindl.) Sond.
Bowie wood sorrel, Bowie wood-sorrel, Bowie's wood sorrel, oxalis, red-flower woodsorrel
Native to southern Africa (i.e. Natal and Cape Province in South Africa).
This species is becoming widely naturalised in parts of southern Australia (i.e. in eastern New South Wales, in many parts of South Australia, in southern Western Australia and sparingly naturalised in Victoria).
Bowie's wood sorrel (Oxalis bowiei) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria and Western Australia.
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