Fire Fern
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Fire Fern
ntroduced Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Fire Fern
Botanical name: Oxalis hedysaroides 'Rubra'    Family: Oxalidaceae (Wood sorrel family)

Fire Fern is not a fern at all, but a vividly colored Oxalis from northern South America. The leaves are deepest purple-red and bright yellow flowers are borne continuously during warmer weather. An excellent pot plant suitable for a windowsill garden or decorative container. Matures at about 8 in tall.

Identification credit: Angela Shogren
Photographed in Kerala.
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