Fauna and Flora Friday: 20 November 2020

Oxalis purpurea, Grand Duchess Sorrel

Got the following information in my Field Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa by John Manning.

‘Stemless perennial with the leaves divided into 3 broadly heart-shaped leaflets, finely fringed on the margins and purple beneath, and lare purple, pink, yellow or white flowers with a yellow tube, 25-40mm in diameter. Widespread and common on damp flats and slopes from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape. Flower time from May to September.

I took the following photos in the West Coast National Park.

Oxalis purpurea, Grand Duchess Sorrel
Oxalis purpurea, Grand Duchess Sorrel
Oxalis purpurea, Grand Duchess Sorrel
Oxalis purpurea, Grand Duchess Sorrel
Oxalis purpurea, Grand Duchess Sorrel

Thank you very much for taking the time to read my post. I hope you also learned something new today.

Have a fabulous day. Till next time, please stay safe and healthy.

Coreen

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