Oxalis triangularis

Species:Oxalis triangularis A. St.-Hil.
Common Name:Purple Shamrock; Love Plant
Habitat:Naturalized in ruderal habitats.
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:First discovered as naturalized in Alabama (Mobile Co.) by Howard Horne in 2018.
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyOXALIDACEAE - Wood-Sorrel family
Genus Oxalis
Species Oxalis triangularis A. St.-Hil. - Purple Shamrock; Love Plant


Citation Oxalis triangularis A. Saint-Hilaire, Fl. Bras. Merid. [A. St.-Hil.] i. 128. 1825.
Basionym: **
Type: BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro: Without data, Saint-Hilaire A1 585 X (holotype: P; isotype: P).

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No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Mobile

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ALNHS00005742 Mobile 20 Mar 2018 Barger, T. Wayne
Oxalis triangularis St.-Hill
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