Oxalis glabraCommon name: Finger-leaf oxalis

Meaning of name: Oxalis is from the Greek word oxaleios, meaning sorrel. Glabra is from the Latin word glaber, meaning without hair.

Distribution: Common from Dongara to Pemberton.

Description: A slender plant to 20 centimetres tall. The pink and yellow flowers are produced from late autumn to spring.

Notes: This plant is native to South Africa.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.

Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 2007.

Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.

Perth Plants, a field guide to the bushland and coastal flora of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barrett and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.