Oxalis purpureaCommon name: Largeflower Wood Sorrel

Meaning of name: Oxalis is from the Greek word oxaleios, meaning sorrel. Purpurea is from the Latin word purpureus, meaning purple. Botanically it refers to red with a touch of blue.

Distribution: Occurs from Geraldton to Harvey.

Remarks: A ground hugging plant. The pink flowers with yellow throats are produced from May to October. This is a native of South Africa.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.