Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.


Perennial herbs, often cormous or tuberous-rooted, with 6 genera and some 950 species, mainly from South Africa and Central and South America.  [FNSW].  Represented in the Hortus by ornamental species popular in the Victorian era.  Several have become naturalised in the gardens and locally, including one species, Oxalis pes-caprae, which is a major weed in Australia.

Plants in this Family

  1. Oxalis versicolor L.
  2. Oxalis tetraphylla Cav.
  3. Oxalis tenuifolia Jacq.
  4. Oxalis rosea Jacq.
  5. Oxalis pes-caprae L.
  6. Oxalis palustris St. Hil.
  7. Oxalis obtusa Jacq.
  8. Oxalis mauritiana Lodd.
  9. Oxalis livida var. livida Jacq.
  10. Oxalis hirta L.
  11. Oxalis flava L. var. lupinifolia
  12. Oxalis flava L.
  13. Oxalis elegans H.B. & K.
  14. Oxalis deppei Schlecht. ex Hemsl.
  15. Oxalis debilis Kunth var. corymbosa (D.C.) Lourt.
  16. Oxalis crispa Jacq.
  17. Oxalis brasiliensis Lodd.
  18. Oxalis bowiei Herb. ex Lindl.
  19. Oxalis bifurca Lodd.