Scientific Name

Oxalis californica (Abrams) R. Knuth

Family 

Oxalidaceae

General

 

CI

     Not uncommon, mostly along ridgelines and more exposed (south facing) slopes.  Never encountered before the Springs Fire.

 

References

More on this species at Calflora

The Jepson Manual (2012:  )

Dale (2000:  ).

McAuley (1996:  443, as Oxalis albicans ssp. californica).

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Oxalis californica near crest of ridge to south of the Town Center / University Glen, near E-W midpoint of ridge (23 May 2014).

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Oxalis californica on slope opposite (to the south) of parking area for model airplane field in Camarillo Park, CI (20 May 2014).

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Oxalis californica near crest of ridge to south of the Town Center / University Glen, near E-W midpoint of ridge (23 May 2014).

 

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Oxalis californica on rock face to the north east of Sage Hall (28 January 2015).

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Oxalis californica on rock face to the north east of Sage Hall (28 January 2015).

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Oxalis californica on rock face to the north east of Sage Hall.  Note the (non-native) tumbleweed seedlings (Salsola tragus) to the left of the Oxalis plant.  Tumbleweed was very rarely encountered before the fire, but could be locally common after (28 January 2015).

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Oxalis californica on hill (near ridgeline) to south of the Town Center / University Glen, CI (29 May 2014).

 

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Oxalis californica on hill (near ridgeline) to south of the Town Center / University Glen, CI (29 May 2014).

 

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Oxalis californica on hill (near ridgeline) to south of the Town Center / University Glen, CI, growing from a bed of Chamaesyce albormarginata (29 May 2014).

 

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Oxalis californica on hill (near ridgeline) to south of the Town Center / University Glen, CI, growing from a bed of Chamaesyce albormarginata (29 May 2014).

oxalis-californica-6june2014-3Oxalis californica among jumble of boulders above (to the north) of Sage Hall, CI (6 June 2014).

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Oxalis californica along rock face to north of University Glen, above and to the east of the water tank pad (9 June 2014).