Photo by Photo: Goods, Graham & Maree,
The taproot by John Tann, Dilston,
The fruit by L. von Richter, Nsw.gov.au.
Adrian Hardy Haworth, 1803
S Australia (New Zealand)
Sandy - Mix
Medium - Maximum
Oxalis cognata, Steud.
Oxalis preissiana, Steud. 1844.
Oxalis corniculata var. preissiana, R.Knuth.
This member of the
was given this name by Adrian Hardy Haworth in 1803. It is found in southern
Australia and introduced in southern New Zealand, growing in a sandy or other well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The taproot can grow to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 30 centimetres in length, but only around eight in height. The flowers are
The genera name means 'sharp,
pungent', as to leaf taste. The species name from Latin, meaning
'growing constantly';, through the year.