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Bermuda Buttercup
Oxalis Pes-caprae

Bermuda Buttercup, Oxalis Pes-caprae Bermuda buttercup brightens my garden in the winter and spring, but it must be planted in a well contained area.  It is a weed.









Bermuda Buttercup, Oxalis Pes-caprae The yellow flowers close at night and open again in the morning.










Bermuda Buttercup, Oxalis Pes-capraeThe leaves have purple spots.










Bermuda Buttercup, Oxalis Pes-caprae In the heat of the day, the leaves fold together.










Bermuda Buttercup, Oxalis Pes-capraeWhen you pull this weed out, you think you got the long tap root.  But if you dig carefully, you find that it was really a stem coming from a deeply buried bulb.









Bermuda Buttercup, Oxalis Pes-capraeDigging further, you find that the tap root below the bulb goes down to an enlarged tuber.










Bermuda Buttercup, Oxalis Pes-capraeThe tuber may be as large as a small carrot.  Now you know why this weed is difficult to eradicate.










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