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Pink wood sorrell

Observed: 22nd May 2013 By: Fiona DoonanFiona Doonan’s reputation in Plants
pink wood sorrell
Description:

This is clearly a pink form of Oxalis acetosella and not O incarnata. Has this been previously reported?

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Species interactions

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Species with which Wood-sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) interacts

Comments

steve_t's picture

Pink Wood-sorrel

The New Flora of the British Isles (Stace) says that rarely it can be pink or mauve.

AlanS's picture

Yes

I see this pink form every now and again; it isn't especially rare. I think I recall it having been posted on iSpot as "O. incarnata" in the past - corrected of course!

An attractive variant. It has been called var. subpurpurascens when more deeply coloured.

Alan

cicuta58's picture

Pink

Oxalis acetosella var rosea Peterm. is the pale pink variety. Pale blue is var coerulea Pers.

cicuta58