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Oxalis crispa Jacq.

Oxalis crispa has wavy-margined leaves composed of 2, roundish, notched leaflets and large white flowers with reddish edges in the autumn.  To 9cm.  [Don].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1793.  [JD].  Figured in Jacq. Ox., the flowers are depicted as pale mauve with a yellow centre.  [Jac. Ox. t.23/1794].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [B.369/1843].


Published Jan 28, 2010 - 02:42 PM | Last updated Jan 28, 2010 - 02:48 PM

Figured are wavy-edged leaves and single mauve flowers with a yellow centre.  Jacquin Oxalis t.23, 1794.

Oxalis crispa Jacq. | Jacq. Ox. t.23/1794 | BHL

Family Oxalidaceae
Region of origin

South Africa

  • Oxalis fabaefolia Jacq. var. crispa
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Oxalis crispa 

Confidence level high