Plant: perennial herb; stems prostrate or decumbent, to 30 cm long, often rooting at nodes Leaves: cauline; leaflets 3, to 2 cm long, often maroon INFLORESCENCE: 2-5-flowered; pedicels less than 1 cm long Flowers: perfect, the petals clawed, connate at base; stamens 10; pistil 5-carpelled; styles 5, colollas yellow, 4-8 mm long Fruit: FRUITS fleshy explosive capsules, cylindric, angled, 6-25 mm long. SEEDS 1.2-1.5 mm long, arillate Misc: Common in lawns, gardens, disturbed places, greenhouses, and occasionally woodlands or grasslands:; 250-1300 m (1100-3900 ft); flowers all year REFERENCES: Denton, Melinda. 1998 Oxalidaceae. J. Ariz. – Nev. Acad. Sci. 30(2): 115.