Flower of the Day : Oxalis

This post is in response to :

Cee Neuner’s challenge Flower of the Day FOTD January 9

(Click on the link to be a part)


Oxalis

Many of the species are known as ‘wood sorrels’ and others are known as ‘yellow sorrels’ or ‘pink sorrels’ based on the colour of their flowers.

The plants are either perennial or annual.

They can also propagate vegetatively by means of small bulbils which are easily visible if we dig up a little.

They are edible and have been used for consumption since a long time.

They are known to contain Oxalic acid which gives them their name and their sour taste.

Excess consumption of Oxalis may be harmful as Oxalic acid is considered slightly toxic to humans in large quantities.


Thank you for visiting.


A Pause for Nature with SanaH

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Flower of the Day : Oxalis

  1. Such a delicate beauty 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. So delicate looking!!

    Pat

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Pat! Have a nice day!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create your website at WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close