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infestation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit in flower during the middle of the day (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit with flowers closed early in the morning (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
the leaves have three leaflets with hairy margins (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
pink flower with yellow centre (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flowers (Photo: Greg Jordan)
young plant (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
being cultivated as a garden ornamental (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Oxalis purpurea L.
Oxalis variabilis Jacq.
4 o'clock, four o'clock, grand duchess, large flower wood sorrel, large-flower wood sorrel, largeflower wood sorrel, large-flower wood-sorrel, large-flowered wood sorrel, large-flowered wood-sorrel, large-leaf wood-sorrel, one o'clock, one-o'clock, purple oxalis, purple wood sorrel, purple woodsorrel, sorrel
Native to southern Africa (i.e. South Africa and Swaziland).
Widely naturalised in southern Australia (i.e. in many parts of eastern New South Wales, in Victoria and Tasmania, in the south-eastern and southern parts of South Australia, and in the south-western and western parts of Western Australia. It was also naturalised in south-eastern Queensland, but has not been collected in this region during the last 50 years.
Naturalised in southern Europe, New Zealand, south-western USA (i.e. California) and the Caribbean.
Large-flowered wood sorrel (Oxalis purpurea) is regarded as an environmental weed in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.
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