Oxalis articulata

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaOxalidaceaeOxalisOxalis articulata

Ecology

A vigorous rhizomatous perennial herb occasionally naturalised in disturbed areas, on waste ground, roadsides and seashores, but always associated with human habitation. It reproduces mainly by semi-woody rhizome fragments, though some seed-set is reported. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of temperate S. America.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 3

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 4.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.8

Annual Precipitation (mm): 861

Life form information

Height (cm): 25

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome shortly creeping

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 541

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 65

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 14

Weighted Changed Factor: 81

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

24

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003180

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

de Bolòs O, Vigo J
1990.  Flora dels Països Catalans, II. Crucíferes-Amarantàcies.
Watson (1997)
Young DP
1958.  Oxalis in the British Isles. Watsonia. 4:51-69.