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Anjelika
Santa Ana, CA

June 16, 2008
4:01 PM

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I understand your dislike of yellow oxalis. My husband and I have an ongoing argument over it because it so invades his lawn. But I am personally a fan of the cheery yellow plant. During the winter months here in the Orange County area I allow it to completely take over my large garden. In March or early April when the weather turns too warm for it I dig it all under and use it as fertilizer to amend my heavy clay SoCal soil. That apparently is why it is such abundance here. I am told by a nurseryman that it was used in the exact same way long ago by the orange farmers when the county was all agriculture. Also if you pull up a clump (roots and all) and put it in a vase the cheery flowers last for many days in the house.

By the way I admit frustration in trying to pull the plant from my potted cactus. It can be tedious. But I never resort to chemicals. I just grin and bear it or use tweezers. Thanks for the article! I wonder if there are any other oxalis lovers out there. I have several of the more than 500 species and would welcome more...

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