Woodsorrel (Family Oxalidaceae)
The Oxalidaceae, or Wood Sorrel family, is a small family of eight
genera of herbaceous plants, shrubs and small trees, with the great
majority of the 900 species in the genus Oxalis (wood sorrels).
Except for frigid regions, family Oxalidaceae is cosmopolitan,
inhabitating temperate, subtropical, and tropical regions, where
they are concentrated.
Members of Family Oxalidaceae are mainly grown as ornamental
plants, although the tubers and leaves of some species are used as
food, and some are considered weeds. The family includes the well-
known tropical groundcover, Oxalis pes-caprae, the Bermuda but-
tercup, and Oxalis corniculata, a weed of temperate gardens.
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