Flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Flowering plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: AN Schmidt-Lebuhn, Koorawatha Nature Reserve, NSW

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Forb to 30cm tall or creeping. Leaves alternating along the stems, each composed of 3 leaflets each 0.2-1.5cm long, 1.5-21mm wide, flat, hairy or hairless above, hairy below, tips rounded and notched. Flowers yellow, with 5 petals, in umbels of 1-4 on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves.

Differs from Oxalis corniculata in that it sometimes has a stout woody taproot and the outgrowths (stipules) at the bases of the leaf stems are inconspicuous.

Differs from Oxalis perennans in that the hairs on the stems are spreading and/or point downwards (visible with a hand lens).

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