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Oxalis pes-caprae

Basic information
Scientific name Oxalis pes-caprae

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Common names Buttercup oxalis, Bermuda buttercup
Higher taxon Oxalidaceae, Geraniales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range S Africa.
Habitat Urban area.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Central to southern Honshu, Kyushu, and Shikoku Is. Range in Japan
Date Imported in the end of 19 C (1885-1900). The first record of establishment in Japan was 1961 in Kagoshima Pref.
Route Deliberate: Escape from horticulture.
Impact Competition against native species.
Affected organism: Native herbs in Spring.
Regulation in Japan No action for prevention, mitigation, control, or eradication.
Introduced range in other countries Used for horticulture worldwide.
Reference Notes
  • Elmore & Cudney (2002) Pest Notes:Creeping woodsorrel and Bermuda Buttercup. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Publication 7444.
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.