Oxalis perennans Haw. APNI*
Description: Herb with branches erect or ascending, sometimes creeping, to 25 cm long, sparsely to densely hairy, with hairs mostly antrorse, or rarely nearly glabrous; taproot stout; bulbils absent.
Leaves cauline, 3-foliolate; leaflets cuneate-obcordate, bilobed, sinus to three-fifths the length of leaflet; lobes oblong to slightly obovate, usually 4–10 mm long, mostly 2–6 mm wide with lobe apices rounded and 2–12 mm apart; petiole usually 1–4 cm long; stipules usually conspicuous, with an obtuse to rounded lobe.
Inflorescences 1–6-flowered. Petals 6–12 mm long, yellow.
Fruit erect, usually held above the leaves, long and usually slender-cylindrical, 8–30 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm diam.; outer surface with simple retrorse hairs; seeds ribbed.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, more common inland and commonly on heavy-textured soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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