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Oxalis hirta

Oxalis hirta


Softly hairy geophyte up to 30cm with a leafy, branching stem. Leaves are trifoliolate (3 leaflets), grey-green with a short stalk. The leaflets are linear to egg-shaped with the narrower end towards the base and hairy beneath. The flowers (April to June) are mauve or magenta with a long yellow tube.

Distribution in the Hex

Flats and low slopes of Hex River Arid Alluvium Fynbos.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.