Sourgrass or Pink-sorrel (Oxalis articulata)

Sourgrass or Pink-sorrel (Oxalis articulata), a South American colonist brought to Victoria by 1855 (thanks J. and J. Rule, Richmond), recorded naturalised in NSW from c. 1900, but in Victoria only from the 1960s. This stunning pink carpet is in Melbourne General Cemetery, and endures beneath a large pine despite a general over-application of glyphosate throughout the grounds. In sunny lawn to the other side of the tree, the South African cousin Purple Woodsorrel (Oxalis purpurea) was also reasonably numerous; we have covered that species on the channel previously.

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