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Oxalis debilis/Pink Woodsorrel

Oxalis debilis / Oxalis debilis
In a South Louisiana lawn in late November
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In a South Louisiana lawn in late November

Produces many pink flowers during the cool fall and early winter

A close view of the flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Oxalis debilis
Common Name: Pink Woodsorrel
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Fall, Winter
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: An invasive weed from South America that is prevalent in the states of the Gulf South. Have had it in the lawn for several years where it spreads rapidly but does not seem to damage the permanent grass. Its presence is noted in the cool part of the year and flowers in late November and December with many pink flowers. It makes a very low growing ground cover.