Fern-like Oxalis

Paul Tyerman ptyerman@ozemail.com.au
Mon, 26 Apr 2004 06:45:44 PDT
At 09:15  25/04/04 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi Christine:
>The species with ferny leaves are as follows:
>Oxalis glabra, O. versicolor, O. goniorhiza, O. polyphylla and O. polyphylla
>var. heptaphylla.  I am sure there are more, but those are the ones I can
>think of at this moment.

Diane and Christine,

I'd like to add Oxalis palmifrons to that list as well.  It's leaves look
pretty exactly like a "basic" fern or pal frond and are just SO un-oxalis
like.  I just love it and enjoy it every year, although I am still to
flower it unfortunately.  It and O. polyphylla var heptaphylla are the
strangest I have so far come across in the leaf department, but I'd call
palmifrons the one that looks most like a fern leaf.  I'd imagine that
there is likely to be a picture or two of it up on the wiki but I am just
about to head to bed (approaching midnight here) to get some sleep (I can't
call it beauty sleep, because it definitely doesn't work that way <grin>).  

I don't actually get to read much from this list at the moment but having
happened to read Diana's message just after it arrived I figured I'd
quickly write and add palmifrons to the list as it definitely fits the
"ferny" description.


Paul Tyerman
Canberra, Australia.  USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9

Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus,
Cyrtanthus, Oxalis, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about
anything else that doesn't move!!!!!

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