Friday, March 21, 2008

Plant Pick for March: Oxalis spiralis 'aurea'

Each month I am going to feature some of my favorite plants.

Oxalis spiralis 'aurea'.

This clumping oxalis varies in color from chartreuse to pinkish orange depending on light exposure and amounts of water. O. spiralis is found in mountainous forests from Central America south throughout the Andes mountain range. This species has adapted to different conditions and shows a high degree of physical variability in the wild.

They absolutely thrive in San Francisco's moist cool weather! I like to mix them in with grasses, sedges and mosses.

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