Fishtail Wood-sorrel (Oxalis latifolia)

Fishtail Wood-sorrel (<em>Oxalis latifolia</em>). Only recorded in Victoria from the 1940s, although it was present in other states from at least a somewhat earlier date, and only collected from the Melbourne metropolitan beginning in the 1980s. A native of Mexico, Oxalis latifolia conceivably arrived in contaminated seed, and is not particularly widespread. Like most of the other introduced Oxalis species (and unlike the Victorian native varieties), it is understood to not set seed here and appears reliant on movements of soil in order to spread. This single small clump at the base of a bluestone embankment wall is most likely a result of dumped garden waste or spoil.

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