ox·​al·​is | \ äk-ˈsa-ləs How to pronounce oxalis (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Also scallops with coconut, satsuma mandarin, radish, dill and oxalis, plus snacks and dessert. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "We can't keep these Cincinnati pop-up restaurants a secret anymore," 31 Jan. 2020 Some examples are sharp point fluvellin, velvetleaf, puncturevine, horseweed, western bittercress and oxalis. OregonLive.com, "How to defend lawns, gardens against invasive weeds," 27 Feb. 2018 There also are perennial weeds, such as dollarweed, oxalis, white clover, dichondra, dandelion and Indian strawberry. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "Lawn Care 101: How to spot and treat common turf issues before spring arrives," 24 Feb. 2018 Above the pool there’s a network of more buckets, shopping carts planted with strawberries, a system of compost bins, beds of kale and oxalis, a nectarine tree growing in a layer of 18 inches of soil above concrete. Cleon Arrey, latimes.com, "Photos: Sunday block party at The Taste," 3 Sep. 2017 Unfortunately, perennial weeds growing from rhizomes, such as bermudagrass and torpedograss, or bulbs, such as nutsedge or oxalis, will grow through mulch. NOLA.com, "How to wage war on weeds," 26 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of oxalis

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oxalis

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, wood sorrel, from Greek, from oxys sharp — more at oxygen

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The first known use of oxalis was circa 1706

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6 Feb 2020

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“Oxalis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxalis. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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