Iron Cross

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    Iron Cross @ Kiba Park

Basic information

Flower Name
Iron Cross
Formal Name
Oxallis tetraphylla
Alias
Oxallis tetraphylla, Iron Cross oxalis
Habitat
Mexico
Morph
Bulbous plants

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What is Iron Cross

Iron Cross(scientific name:Oxallis tetraphylla) is a bulbous plant of the family Oxalidaceae native to Mexico.It is known as "lucky leaf", "four-leaf sorrel" or, "four-leaved pink-sorrel". It has a bulb underground, and radical growths leaves. As for the leaf, the center of each leaf has a purple brown design with four pieces and is called 'Iron cross' because it is likely, and ten characters are seen seeing from the top. From the center of the radical leaves, it makes flowers of the funnel-formed pink-colored that the top was divided into five bloom in the inflorescence which takes out a slim flower stalk and lengthened from the tip to winter from late spring. The leaves take the going to bed action and are closed in the night.

General name: Iron Cross , scientific name:Oxallis tetraphylla, aka: Oxallis tetraphylla,Iron Cross oxalis, four-leaved pink-sorrel, four-leaf sorrel, lucky leaf, moncatobami, height: 10-30 cm, and leaf: lay hands Obovate, petiole: with the leaf blade length: 10-30 cm, leaf length: 3-5 cm, bisexual flowers, flower symmetry, inflorescence: umbel inflorescence and inflorescence, flower diameter: 2 cm, flower: Pink / Purple, sepals number 5, petal number 5,
carpel number: 5, number of stamens: 10, anther color: yellow, flowering period: May-October, fruit type: capsule and ripens fruit,
fruit type: star-shaped, bulb diameter: 4 cm.

Detailed information

Order
Oxalidales
Family
Oxalidaceae
Genus
Oxallis
Species
O. tetraphylla
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Umbel
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
radical leaf
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Violet
Season
MayJunJulAugSepOct
Height
10 ~ 30 [cm]
Diameter
2 ~ 2

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