Oxalis corniculata

Creeping wood sorrel                                                                    Κοινό όνομα άγνωστο


Oxalidaceae - oxalis family                                                                                     Dicot.

 
 
Oxalis corniculata is similar to but smaller than the commoner Oxalis pes-caprae; it is a cosmopolitan weed, found on every continent and almost every country; its origin is uncertain, but it probably arose in the eastern Mediterranean and it is considered to be native to Greece. There are two forms present on Skopelos, one with green leaves and a variant with purple leaves, O. corniculata variant atropurpura., which generally found on the narrow lanes of Skopelos town, outlining the paving stones.
The plants have clover-like leaves, but each with four leaflets. The leaves contain oxalic acid, giving it them a bitter taste; they can be added to salads but if eaten in quantity are toxic.
7-10mm, 3-10cm,
12-30cm,,
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Oxalis from oxis (οξύς) - modern Greek for sharp or sour

Corniculata from cornu - Latin for horn - from the shape of the fruits

Oxalis pes-caprae
Sour sorrelOxalis_pes-caprae.html
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Sea medicMedicago_marina.html