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Useful Temperate Plants

Oxalis adenophylla

Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.

Oxalidaceae

+ Synonyms

Acetosella adenophylla (Gillies ex Hook. & Arn.) Kuntze

Acetosella bustillosii (Phil.) Kuntze

Oxalis bustillosii Phil.

Common Name: Sauer Klee

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General Information

Oxalis adenophylla is a perennial plant that can grow up to15cm tall.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It is grown as an ornamental.

Known Hazards

The leaves contain oxalic acid, which gives them their sharp flavour. Perfectly all right in small quantities, the leaves should not be eaten in large amounts since oxalic acid can bind up the body's supply of calcium leading to nutritional deficiency. The quantity of oxalic acid will be reduced if the leaves are cooked. People with a tendency to rheumatism, arthritis, gout, kidney stones or hyperacidity should take especial caution if including this plant in their diet since it can aggravate their condition[
238
Title
Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses.
Publication
 
Author
Bown. D.
Publisher
Dorling Kindersley, London.
Year
1995
ISBN
0-7513-020-31
Description
A very well presented and informative book on herbs from around the globe. Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant.
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Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

Range

Southern S. America - central and southern Chile to western and southern Argentina.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

HabitPerennial
Height0.15 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Leaves - raw[. An acid flavourK].

Flowers - raw. An acid flavour[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2022-08-17. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Oxalis+adenophylla>

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