A field of yellow in Steenbok

Oxalis pes-caprae

Common Name:   Eng; Cape sorrel  Afr;  geelsuring

The name Oxalis comes from the Greek oxis, which means acid, referring to the sour-tasting sap.

This stemless perennial bearing clusters of 3-20 canary coloured flowers are an important food source for the honey bees.  Nectar (carbohydrate) and pollen (protein) are collected by the foraging bees.  The pollen is transferred from one flower to another providing the service of pollination, which allows the plant to reproduce.  Species of Oxalis are mainly confined to the winter-rainfall and a field of yellow 

Oxalis can be seen in the clearing west of the tennis courts.