Wood Sorrel, a Typical Exotic Plant on the Campus

posted May 9, 2012, 2:44 PM by Yung-tai Tu   [ updated May 10, 2012, 6:35 AM ]
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English name

Wood sorrel

Scientific name 

Oxalis corymbosa  DC.

Roles in local ecosystem

   Several Oxalis species dominate the plant life in local woodland ecosystems. The leaf is eaten by some Lepidoptera, such as the Polyommatini Pale Grass Blue and Dark Grass Blue.


How do they reflect local climate and geographic characteristics?

The genus occurs throughout most of the world, except for the polar areas; species diversity is particularly rich in tropical regions.

Yung-tai Tu,
May 9, 2012, 2:51 PM