Friday, April 15, 2011

Wood-Sorrel Family Plant: False Shamrock (Oxalis triangularis)

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Oxalis triangularis, commonly called False Shamrock, is a species of edible perennial plant in the Oxalidaceae family. It is endemic to Brazil. This woodsorrel is typically grown as a houseplant but can be grown outside in zones 8a-11, preferably in light shade.

There are some of these plants grown in pots at home in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Scientific Classification of False Shamrock (Oxalis triangularis)
Kingdom Plantae Haeckel, 1866 - plants
Phylum Tracheophyta Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - vascular plants
Class Magnoliopsida Brongniart, 1843 - dicotyledons
(unranked) eudicots
(unranked) Rosids
Order Oxalidales Heintze, 1927
Family Oxalidaceae R. Brown, 1818 - wood-sorrel family
Genus Oxalis C. Linnaeus, 1753
Species O. triangularis A.St.-Hil.
Botanical/Scientific name: Oxalis triangularis A.St.-Hil.
Synonym Oxalis regnellii 

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Photos of False Shamrock (Oxalis triangularis) flowers were taken using a camera phone Sony Ericsson K800i in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta, Indonesia.

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