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Oxalidaceae R. Br. - Oxalis Family

1. Oxalis corniculata L.

Common names: Creeping Woodsorrel, hamd, hommaid, Oxalis repens

Extract from Wikipedia article: Oxalis corniculata, the creeping woodsorrel, also called procumbent yellow-sorrel or sleeping beauty, resembles the common yellow woodsorrel, Oxalis stricta. It is a somewhat delicate-appearing, low-growing, herbaceous plant in the family Oxalidaceae. It has a narrow, creeping stem that readily roots at the nodes. The trifoliate leaves are subdivided into three rounded leaflets and resemble a clover in shape. Some varieties have green leaves, while others, like Oxalis corniculata var. atropurpurea, have purple. The leaves have inconspicuous stipules at the base of each petiole.

LinkCreeping woodsorrel (Oxalis corniculata) on a lawn near Al Bidda Park. Doha, Qatar, March 7, 2014

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