Bulbaceous, perennial, herb, 0.05-0.17 m high. Fl. pink-purple/white, May to Sep. Roadsides, vacant lands.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Augusta-Margaret River, Beverley, Brookton, Broomehill-Tambellup, Busselton, Chittering, Cranbrook, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Goomalling, Gosnells, Greater Geraldton, Harvey, Katanning, Kulin, Kwinana, Lake Grace, Manjimup, Mundaring, Murray, Nannup, Narrogin, Nedlands, Northam, Perth, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, South Perth, Stirling, Subiaco, Swan, Three Springs, Toodyay, Victoria Plains, Wagin, Wanneroo, Williams, Woodanilling, York.
Alternative Names. Purple Wood Sorrel.
General Biology. Growth form. Geophyte. Life form. Annually renewed bulb. Reproduction. Bulbils. Dispersal. Soil. Fire response. Generally survives fire.
Notes. Not known to set seed in Australia.
Additional information. Origin. South Africa. Similar exotic species. Oxalis depressa.
Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray metsulfuron methyl 0.2 g/15 L + Pulse®, or 1% glyphosate. Apply at bulb exhaustion, generally just on flowering. Exercise care if manually removing as physical removal can result in spread of bulbils. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.
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