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Useful Temperate Plants

Oxalis lasiandra

Zucc.

Oxalidaceae

+ Synonyms

Acetosella lasiandra (Zucc.) Kuntze

Ionoxalis conzattiana Rose

Ionoxalis gonzalesii Rose

Ionoxalis lasiandra Rose

Oxalis andrieuxii Lémon

Oxalis conzattiana (Rose) R.Knuth

Oxalis gonzalesii (Rose) R.Knuth

Common Name:

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General Information

Oxalis lasiandra is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall
Often grown as an ornamental, the plant produces edible leaves and flowers.

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.
].

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 N. America - southern Mexico (Oaxaca)

Habitat

Not known

Properties

HabitPerennial
Height0.30 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Oxalis lasiandra is often listed as only being hardy to zone 9 (able to tolerate short periods with temperatures falling to around -4°c. We have grown it for a number of years at our site in southwest England (hardyness zone 8) and have heard reportd from other growers in zone 7 who have never had problems with it surviving the winter.

Edible Uses

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

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2024-05-29. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Oxalis+lasiandra>

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