Notice any Oxalis flowers popping up in your garden? Share them in a post and use the hashtag #Oxalis.
Oxalis on a sports field at Radloff park.
White oxalis covered in morning dew in the Roggeveld
Oxalis pes-caprae. Suring. Pretty #weedsinmygarden #homegarden #mygarden #bee #beesinmygarden #insectinmygarden #flowersinmygarden
I previously posted 3 photos of the yellow Oxalis plants in my garden. Today I discovered some Mauve Oxalis. They make a pretty picture, yet they are seem to be “Weeds”
Delicate Oxalis flowers are popping up everywhere in response to the first rains. These petite blooms have 'sleep movements' as they close during the evening and open in response to the light of the morning sun. The genus name Oxalis comes from the Greek oxis - meaning sour - this refers to the sour sap of some species (in Afrikaans called 'Suurtjies'). Oxalis pes-caprae is often enjoyed in salads due to its crunchy texture and sour taste. #oxalis #suurtjies #fynbos
We hold the world’s largest reference collection of the Cape winter rainfall Oxalis species, used for the major systematics work of Dr. Kenneth Oberlander, with Prof. Leanne Dreyer. The Cape is of course a global centre of Oxalis diversity and endemism. With the whole collection is just waking up from summer dormancy the Oxalis benches are an autumn wonderland, and even as a botanist it is mesmerising to see the variation in leaf and flower form and texture all in one place. #oxalis #southafricanplants #SUBotGarden #flower
Little Oxalis were jumping out all over the Tankwa Karoo. This one with beautiful colored leaves!
Friday flower: Oxalis pes-caprae Cape sorrel | Suring Known for its pleasant sour taste. It's also lovely on a pizza ! (Taken at our Veldkos workshop @Babylonstoren )
Oxalis hirta is a type of geophytic sorrel with bulbs underground, which makes them very drought tollerant. They are some of the first geophytes to flower in early winter in response to the first rains.
Oxalis pes-caprae is in flower at Babylonsyoren. Easily grown and very floriferous, a pioneer on disturbed places and agreat indigenous plant for the new fynbos garden. Flowers and leaves can be eaten fresh.
Oxalis and ‘Sterretjie’ on the Rondebosch Common today. Many of the plants here are endemic to the region. But - why so many flowers out I almost mid-winter. Maybe they are confused by the balmy days...in winter
Veldkos enjoyed at our recent workshop.. Flatbread with Cape sorrel/oxalis suring and fresh fior de latte handmade by our cheese fundi Alta Abers. Spekboom, wild olives & waterblommetjies were also on the menu.
Little lila oxalis enjoying the bit of sun we had today! Spot these along the road in Franschhoek pass. Groups of flowers are now starting to become visible all around reminding of springtime close-by!
Wild Oxalis pes-caprae, yellow sorrel or "surings" as this locally indigenous winter growing bulb is known, makes foraging for salad greens easy as it flowers in abundance around gardens, roadsides and veld. Leaves where traditionally added to "waterblommetjie bredie"
Keep the Vit. C up with traditional khoi snack. Surings are indespensible in a waterblommetjie bredie and traditionally leaves, roots and corms were eaten raw or often cooked in milk. Useful addition when cooking the ice plant (Tetragonia decumbens)or other bland leaves. Other oxalis species were important food sources for their corms. It is the the only dicoteledonous plant known to produce corms. @karrie
Beautiful Oxalis depressa and O. convexula Part of the Oxalidaceae family. This genus occurs throughout most of the world except for the polar areas, species diversity is particularly rich in Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. These plants are annual or perennial.The leaves are divided into three to ten or more obovate and top notched leaflets, arranged palmately with all the leaflets of roughly equal size. The majority of species have 3 leaflets that looks similar to those of some clovers.