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dense infestation (Photo: Trevor James)
habit (Photo: Trevor James)
the branched stems bearing clusters of leaves (Photo: Greg Jordan)
leaves (Photo: Trevor James)
close-up of leaf with three heart-shaped leaflets (Photo: Trevor James)
flower from side-on (Photo: Trevor James)
close-up of pale mauve flower (Photo: Trevor James)
close-up of bulb (Photo: Greg Jordan)
close-up of bulbils forming along the creeping underground stems (Photo: Trevor James)
Oxalis incarnata L.
climbing oxalis, crimson woodsorrel, lilac oxalis, pale oxalis, pale pink sorrel, pale pink-sorrel, pale wood sorrel, pale wood-sorrel, pale woodsorrel, pale-flowered oxalis, sorrel
Native to southern Africa (i.e. South Africa).
Widely naturalised in many parts of southern Australia (i.e. in eastern New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and south-western Western Australia). Also sparingly naturalised in some parts of southern South Australia.
Naturalised overseas in the UK, New Zealand and south-western USA (i.e. California).
Pale wood sorrel (Oxalis incarnata) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria and as a minor environmental weed in New South Wales, Tasmania and Western Australia.
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