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Canon 7D, Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM*
Taken in my backyard in Bridgetown, Western Australia.
I hate this stuff. It is the biggest pest in my garden and extremely difficult to exterminate.
“Indigenous to South Africa, Oxalis pes-caprae, the ‘Bermuda buttercup’, is a highly invasive species and noxious weed in many other parts of the world, including the United States (particularly coastal California), Europe, Israel and Australia. The plant has a reputation for being very difficult to eliminate once it has spread over an area of land. The weed propagates largely through its underground bulbs and this is one reason why it is so difficult to eradicate, as pulling up the stems leaves the bulbs behind. Soil in which the plant has grown is generally filled with small bulbs. Another reason is that the seeds are tiny, hard, and sticky when ejected from the follicle. If they stick to an animal or vehicle, they may be carried far without detection (Africa).”
Assorted Flowers and More – 24 May 2015