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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.
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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.