Oxalis purpurea

There are many species of Oxalis and most are terribly invasive and difficult to control or eradicate, but some are so pretty! When I was wandering through the amazing rock garden in Dunedin Botanic Garden on 20 May 2021, these captured my attention. Oxalis purpurea (exotic). New Zealand.

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Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

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      1. Me too! It’s much too hard to pull out something that’s in flower, especially if it’s pretty. Lots of self-sown nigella here that will get taken out when the flowers are over – they are starting to smother other plants!

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            1. Oh great .. looking forward to seeing them! I got nigella going in our first garden simply because it has Nigel’s name – but when it flowered both of us genuinely loved the flowers, and seedheads. 🙂

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    1. I do too! A while ago I fondly remembered a pretty yellow-flowered weed from my childhood. Eventually I recognised it in a picture and, sure enough, it was another species of Oxalis!

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