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Oxalis corymbosa

Basic information
Scientific name Oxalis corymbosa

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Common names Violet woodsorrel, Pink woodsorrel, Corymb wood sorrel
Higher taxon Oxalidaceae, Geraniales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range South America.
Habitat Farm area, vacancy, roadside, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Kanto District and western part of Japan Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date Middle 19 C (1861-1863).
Route Deliberate: Imported as ornament.
Impact Competition with native species. Parasites (fungi, nematode)
Affected organism: Crops, lawn grass, etc.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries North America, Australia, S Europe, Asia.
Reference Notes
  • Hotta et al. (1989) Useful Plants of the World. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Jpn Assoc Advanc Phyto-Regul & Inst Contr Agrochem, Minist Agr, China (2000) Chinese Colored Weed Illustrated Book. Zenkoku-Noson-Kyoiku-Kyokai, Tokyo (in Chn and Eng)
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Osaka (in Jpn)
  • Satake et al. (1982) Wild Flowers of Japan, Herbaceous Plants [II]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.