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 Post subject: Guess the plant ...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:52 pm 
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Anyone recognize this plant? I do know the name. Couldn't resist taking the picture because of the resemblance of this wild plant to shamrocks.

Hey, this is kind of an Irish whistle board, so it almost fits. Or 3 leaves for the Holy Trinity, praise board ... it is all good! :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:17 am 
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Looks like it could be wood sorrel? https://www.google.com/search?q=wood+so ... 52&bih=632

It grows from tiny bulbs at the roots, and comes in several colors. The purple ones come up all over my two acres in the spring but diminish after mowing. I let it grow around the base of some trees. :thumbsup:







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Clover isn't it? Little white flowers ... critters dig it. lol

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Clover has oval shaped leaves, and wood sorrel (oxalis) has heart shaped leaves.

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My first thought was oxalis. I think Tommy gets the prize.

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Tommy wins! Wood sorrel it is. This lovely bunch of it fell victim to my brother's weed eater the day after the picture.

This is one of the first plants my mom made sure we knew was edible. Playing outside, get thirsty, munch a plant instead of running wild through the house ... :mrgreen:

Just looked up shamrocks. Wood sorrel and shamrocks are both members of the oxalis family. Cool!


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Judy K wrote:
This lovely bunch of it fell victim to my brother's weed eater the day after the picture.


Hmmmmm....... it will be back. Grows from tiny blubs in the ground. What color are the flowers on those you have? It has a bit of a spicy taste.

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The blooms are yellow, Tommy. The taste is a bit spicy, but not quite as spicy as nasturtium leaves. Those were right peppery!

Wish we had the purple wood sorrel growing here.


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Judy K wrote:
The blooms are yellow, Tommy. The taste is a bit spicy, but not quite as spicy as nasturtium leaves. Those were right peppery!

Wish we had the purple wood sorrel growing here.


I have purple and would like some yellow. Seems like a trade coming up?

I have a small place between two trees that I am growing wood sorrel, shamrock, ivy, and fern.
I like putting flowers between two trees so I don't have drive the mower around the trees. I am abel to go along side them in a curve rather than a circle. :thumbsup:




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Oohh, sounds like a plan. Do you have a good suggestion on how to best trade plants or bulbs and the right timing? Live plants, maybe? I confess I haven't done a lot of gardening for the last few years. My brother is better at it, or so he tells me -- and I let him believe it. ;)

This is going to be fun! (As soon as I find a couple of more wood sorrels or so ...)


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Judy K wrote:
Oohh, sounds like a plan. suggestion on how to best trade plants or bulbs and the right timing? Live plants, maybe?

This is going to be fun! (As soon as I find a couple of more wood sorrels or so ...)


Here in this part of Texas they go dorment when the tempature goes to 80 and above. This week it is 90. I did find some in the darkest shade and dug them up as intact as posible. Put them in planter and brought them inside to the cool AC. Will see how they do. Spring time might be the best time for both yellow and purple. I had not thought about mailing live plants but after some thought it might work. To me they seem to spread by the roots so a few days in the mail they just might come back if moved in the spring. I also had some of what I thought were wood sorrel tiny blubs but now that they have sat in a bowel for several months it looks like they left their bulb coating and turned to seed. I will plant some and see what they do.

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The plants go dormant at 80 in Texas? Wow. Here in Ohio it has been hitting mid-80's to mid-90's. (Saw my car thermometer show 102 on Friday, but it was in full sun.) Night temps are better - mid 60's. The wood sorrel seems fine. I've found a few more in the yard and one that is a volunteer in a flower pot. I'll keep a watch on that one and see how things go.

You're right in thinking spring may be the best time.

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I did some Google research and found wood sorrel spreads by root blubs and or a seed pod. I think :-k
when I took them up this last spring I did not see the seed pod till later mixed in with the root blubs.
I will study them some more. By next spring :sunny2: we should have a plan. :thumbsup:



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