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lovestogarden

My Southern California (zone 10a) garden has all kinds of plants mixed together; roses, ferns, succulents, vegetables,....

Oxalis stricta

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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lovestogarden

They are back.....😒 Yes, they are beautiful. No, I do not want them everywhere. I dug up hundreds of these, but not all. 💣 #invasive #oxalis-stricta #woodsorrel #yellow #sourgrass #southerncalifornia 14 November 2019

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Flicka

But but but they are so pretty 😕

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lovestogarden

I know, @Flicka, but SO invasive! 😂 A few are ok.

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lovestogarden

#Oxalis is pretty and the bees love it but what happened to my succulents? Here in #southerncalifornia this is highly #invasive. #oxalis-stricta #california #yellow 16 March 2019

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ShelleySnyder

They are in there somewhere Janice!😳🙄🤔💘😍

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cyndi

Good thing they pull out pretty easy. That's a pretty sight tho!

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lovestogarden

I will believe it when I see them again @ShelleySnyder 😉

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lovestogarden

@cyndi the tops do pull off well. 😎

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lovestogarden

So much for having removed all of this #invasive #Oxalis stricta from my succulent bed. It does look beautiful and the #bees love it, but 🤯. #oxalis-stricta #southerncalifornia #california #yellow 17 February 2019

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lovestogarden

These have pretty flowers but each seed will for clusters of 20 or so more seeds. The multiplication it creates if frustrating to the gardener.

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columbiariver

Wood sorrel is not invasive here at all. In fact I chose it for my profile because it's native here. Some are edible. Could add to your salad Janice.

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purplebird

Use to pick it out of lawn edges here and just eat it as a child. Very sour, yummy.🤗 @columbiariver

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lovestogarden

That is a lot of salad, Laura! When I was a child we had a different variety that we also used to chew for the sour. 😁 My son planted these to "feed the deer"; plant them and they will come. @columbiariver @purplebird

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purplebird

@lovestogarden & Laura I looked in my wild flower field guide and the kind I use to eat that was sour was O. stricta & O. european very similar, difference only direction of the stalks of the pods. 1st 1 has horizontal or downward bent pod stalks and the 2nd 1 erect or ascending pod stalks. Both yellow blooms. There are 2 other yellow ones but I haven't seen them in the yard since I started IDing wildflowers. (Not weeds, just growing where you don't want them) 🤗

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lovestogarden

#loves2gardenseedtrade

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lovestogarden

So, when my oldest was very young, he brought home some 'deer food' to grow. Well, after about 15 years, this sour grass, a.k.a. Oxalis pes-caprae has spread all over my front yard (and still no deer). Anyone know how to rid a garden of this?

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columbiariver

I've never had to deal with that one.

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lovestogarden

No! @Ashley74 Beware! These things are VERY invasive. They grow with a tiny bulb and if left to mature, then that one bulb turns into about twenty!

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Ashley74

@lovestogarden, I'm glad you told me! lol

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