Botanical name

Oxalis depressa

Family

Oxalidaceae

Description

Acaulescent (stemless) geophyte with a shallow bulb. Leaves in threes, succulent, leaflets cuneate-suborbicular (wedge-shaped), with large epidermal cells; flowers white, lilac or pink with a yellow tube.

Grows naturally over a large area from the Cold Bokkeveld to Zimbabwe.

Latin: deprimo, depressus = lying low; referring to the shallowly situated bulb of this species

Habitat

Flats and slopes on clay or sands

Flower Date

March to April