735 - Oxalis pes-caprae - Bermuda Buttercup/Cape Sorrel


Believed to have been introduced to Malta c.1806 from South Africa. Rapidly spread in the Mediterranean area and beyond. Has perennial deep roots which have subterranean shoots that bear small perennial bulbils, add to this a resistance to modern herbicides and you have a very successful plant. You will it see carpeting  olive groves, orchards etc.
Bright yellow flowers 20-25mm.
Flowers from early December to ?, double flowered form might flower later.


The doubled flowered form
(see photo above).

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