Oxalis Oregana, Groundcover

Clover-like Groundcover
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This clover-like groundcover can create an attractive blanket around a garden. It blooms small white flowers (not pictured) in the spring.


Oxalis oregana Groundcover   •  Also called Redwood Sorrel or Oregon Oxalis   •  Collected from Lagunitas Canyon, Marin County   •  Tilden Botanical Gardens   •  Tilden Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 20 July 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:16:24 Tuesday 18 May 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Gardens_4878BCX
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Coastal Forests
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This plant is native to the coastal areas of North America. It likes the moist area under coastal fir and redwood forests.


Oxalis oregana Groundcover   •  Also called Redwood Sorrel or Oregon Oxalis   •  Collected from Lagunitas Canyon, Marin County   •  Tilden Botanical Gardens   •  Tilden Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 20 July 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:16:30 Tuesday 18 May 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Gardens_4879BCX
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Three-lobed Leaves
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The leaves are arranged in a distinctive pattern of three hearts arranged symmetrically tip-first around the center stem.


Oxalis oregana Groundcover   •  Also called Redwood Sorrel or Oregon Oxalis   •  Collected from Lagunitas Canyon, Marin County   •  Tilden Botanical Gardens   •  Tilden Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 20 July 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:16:30 Tuesday 18 May 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Gardens_4880BCX
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Close-Up Of A Leaf
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A close up shot of one set of leaves. The leaves contain a contain mildly toxic oxalic acid (not tasted).


Oxalis oregana Groundcover   •  Also called Redwood Sorrel or Oregon Oxalis   •  Collected from Lagunitas Canyon, Marin County   •  Tilden Botanical Gardens   •  Tilden Park, Berkeley, California   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 20 July 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:16:30 Tuesday 18 May 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #Gardens_4882BCX
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