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Wild Flower


Low growing purple-pink wild flowers with an enormous clover-like leaf.


Abandoned field, semi-urban area, outskirts of San Cristobal de Las Casas, 2,200 meters.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Violet Wood Sorrel
Oxalis violacea Oxalis violacea (Violet woodsorrel) | NPIN

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LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Thank you Kristen, it sure does look like Violet Wood Sorrel except for those leaves! The color and pattern on the leaves looks right, but why all the divisions? Should I put a mutated Wood Sorrel? :) It also looks like Pink Wood Sorrel (Oxalis debilis var. corymbosa) which was found in the Andes. San Cristobal is also high, cool and forested. The leaves of O. debilis are 3 lobed too, so I don't know what to think.

KristenGilpin 7 years ago

I'm not certain on the ID. I've never seen this plant reported growing in Chiapas and the leaf usually has three lobes, not five or more. Perhaps a mutation?

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Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 13, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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