Oxalis pes-caprae, a native of South Africa, is a highly invasive species in many parts of the world with a Mediterranean-type climate, spreading by vegetative propagules and very difficult to eradicate once established. In Greece it is abundant, particularly in olive groves in the Aegean area, painting them yellow in the late winter and early spring. It has spread even to small islands and has presumably reached its climatically limited distribution area.
GR(IoI SPi Pe StE EC NE NAe WAe Kik KK EAe)
Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; North Aegean islands present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)
Alien / Established
Agricultural and Ruderal habitats
Presidential Decree 67/81