Oxalis are indigenous to the area and therefore not a weed here, although a highly invasive
species and considereda noxious weed in many other parts of the world
The common "suuring" (oxalis pes-caprae) is palatable and in modest quantities is reasonably
harmless to humans and livestock. In South Africa it is a traditional ingredient in dishes such as
waterblommetjiebredie (water flower stew).The plant has been used in various ways as a source of oxalic acid,
as food, and in folk medicine.!