Taxonomy: Fam. Oxalidaceae// Genus: Oxalis// Species: Oxalis corniculata L.
Determined according to the botanical key provided in The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia (Micevski and Matevski, 2005).
Lifeform: Annual, biennial or perennial; therophyte or hemicryptophyte according to the Raunkiær system.
Distribution: Species with worldwide distribution and of an uncertain origin. According to the Plants of the World Online portal (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) it is native from Mexico to Venezuela and Peru, Caribbean and introduced in ither parts of the world. The Euro+Med PlantBase (source: Henning & Raab-Straube, 2016) considers it native to the Mediterranean region and parts of Europe. Groom et al. (2019) propose south-east Asia as a place of origin.
Habitat: Disturbed ground – orchards, paths and roadsides, ruderal and urban areas, gardens.
Flowering period: Spring – autumn: APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP.
Groom, Q.J., Van der Straeten, J., Hoste, I. 2019. The origin of Oxalis corniculata L. PeerJ 7:e6384 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6384 [Accessed 05.03.2022].
Micevski, K and Matevski, V. (2005). The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia Vol. I, Book 6. Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Oxalis corniculata L. Plants of the World Online portal, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:177893-2 [Accessed 05.03.2022].
Oxalis corniculata. Henning, T. & Raab-Straube, E. von (2016): Oxalidaceae. – In: Euro+Med Plantbase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. Published on the Internet. http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/PTaxonDetail.asp?NameId=94319&PTRefFk=7400000 [Accessed 05.03.2022].