Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Type Information

Isotype for Oxalis wrightii A. Gray
Catalog Number: US 80
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): C. Wright
Year Collected: 1851
Locality: New Mexico, United States, North America
  • Isotype: Gray, A. 1852. Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 3 (5): 27.
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Isotype for Oxalis wrightii A. Gray
Catalog Number: US 133
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): C. Wright
Year Collected: 1851
Locality: New Mexico, United States, North America
  • Isotype: Gray, A. 1852. Smithsonian Contr. Knowl. 3 (5): 27.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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Wikipedia

Oxalis albicans

Oxalis albicans, commonly known as radishroot woodsorrel, is a perennial herb in the Oxalidaceae family, native to western and central North America.

Distribution[edit]

Oxalis albicans is native to the West Coast, southern Midwestern, and Southwestern United States; Northern Mexico; and British Columbia, Canada.

In California the species grows in chaparral, coastal sage scrub, and other habitats, from sea level to elevations of 2,296 feet (700 m). The plant is found in the California Coast Ranges, Sierra Nevada, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges, and other regions of the state.[1]

Subspecies[edit]

Currently named subspecies include:

  • Oxalis albicans ssp. albicans — radishroot woodsorrel; Northern Mexico, Southwestern and south-Midwestern U.S. (except California).[2][3]

Former subspecies[edit]

Currently named Oxalis species, that were former Oxalis albicans subspecies, include:[4]

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Considered to be comprised of three subspecies (e.g., Kartesz 1999; Hickman 1993).

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