Oxalis rubra A. St.-Hil. - Windowbox Woodsorrel
Family - Oxalidaceae
Adaxial surface of leaf.
Abaxial surface of leaf.
Close-up of abaxial surface of leaflet.
Origin - Native to South America.
Other information - This introduced species can be found scattered throughout Alabama. The plant can be identified by its deep pink flowers, lack of stems (acaulescent), pubescent petioles and pedicels, and tan callosities of oxalic acid crystals. These callosities can be found at the apices of the sepals and along the abaxial leaf margin. This species is quite striking and was first introduced as an ornamental.
Photographs taken off Lee Rd 54, Auburn, AL., 10-9-04.