This stemless (acaulescent) geophyte (meaning it has its food storage underground such as a bulbs, corms, rhizomes) has a very shallow bulb. It has trifoliate leaves which are bitter tasting but used in salads and sauces.
The flowers are 10-15 mm diameter, white with yellow tube and can also be lilac or pink.
The name Oxalis comes from the Greek oxis, meaning acid, referring to the sour-tasting sap of some species and depressa is from the Latin depremere
meaning ‘to press down’ / to be flattened vertically.