Oxalis Rootsor

Oxalis Rootsor

Oxalis Roots

CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. Large quantities may cause trembling, cramps, and staggering in grazing animals, but there are no documented cases in humans. All parts of the plant have toxic potential, although the possibility of serious effects is usually limited to ingestions of large quantities. Consuming Oxalis species can produce colic in horses, and kidney failure is possible if significant amounts are eaten.This elegant and lively story about a woman grieving her scientist husband's untimely death summons the spirit of Alice in Wonderland, a generation of female pioneers, and the life-cycle of a tree. The moment the reluctant protagonist plucks an ember-red flower to calm her fears and discovers that the flower has still-living roots, another world opens before her, full of mystical transformations and imaginative wonders.



Several Oxalis species dominate the plant life in local woodland ecosystems, be it Coast Range ecoregion of the North American Pacific Northwest, or the Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest in southeastern Australia where least yellow sorrel (O. exilis) is common. In the United Kingdom and neighboring Europe, common wood sorrel (O. acetosella) is the typical woodland member of this genus, forming large swaths in the typical mixed deciduous forests dominated by downy birch (Betula pubescens) and sessile oak (Quercus petraea), by sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus), common bracken (Pteridium aquilinum), pedunculate oak (Q. robur) and blackberries (Rubus fruticosus agg.), or by common ash (Fraxinus excelsior), dog's mercury (Mercurialis perennis) and European rowan (Sorbus aucuparia);

it is also common in woods of common juniper (Juniperus communis ssp. communis). Some species – notably Bermuda-buttercup (O. pes-caprae) and creeping woodsorrel (O. corniculata) – are pernicious, invasive weeds when escaping from cultivation outside their native ranges; the ability of most wood-sorrels to store reserve energy in their tubers makes them quite resistant to most weed control techniques. Both annual and perennial oxalis (Oxalis spp.) spread readily without intervention. For the gardener, that means that, no matter your skill level, you have a good chance of propagating just about any member of this genus successfully by dividing the plant, separating bulbous offsets or growing from seed. For example, purple shamrock, or oxalis triangularis, propagation is done by seed or dividing, notes North Carolina Cooperative Extension. Oxalis grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 11, depending on the species. (Source: homeguides.sfgate.com)




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