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Identify this plant anyone?

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Nice little thing - comes up every year in a small clump - flowers close up at night - seems happy under tree in shade - doesn't like strong sun (flowers wilt).



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I have this Gadabout, its very popular, while I'm typing this I'm wracking my brain for its proper name......we always called them pink Shamrocks.....someone will have the right name....:o)

9 Sep, 2009

 

oooh pretty
quick remember the name im going to add it to my never ending wishlist hehehe

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9 Sep, 2009

 

Just remembered its the pink Oxalis....you can get the white flowerd one too and also there is a yellow flowered one with burgundy leaves.

9 Sep, 2009

 

oooh brilliant well done

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9 Sep, 2009

 

Oxalis braziliensis difficult to tell by picture

9 Sep, 2009

 

what a wally I have one of this family in my garden
Oxalis Iron cross

am lacking in the brains department momentarily

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9 Sep, 2009

 

Thats a senior momment Mookins!

9 Sep, 2009

 

really?... another one...
oh my!!

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9 Sep, 2009

 

Its Oxalis acetosella, commonly known as Wood Sorrel, likes shade, spreads. Iron Cross is a different variety, Mookins;-)

9 Sep, 2009

 

Doh.... i know mine wasnt what I expected it to be, rather dissaponted actually
thought they would be much bigger
prefer this one

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9 Sep, 2009

 

This can be a bit of a pest, so be careful. It has really deep roots with little rhizamous ends on them, if you want to get rid of it, but don't get those up you will not get rid of it. I've just spent most of the Summer getting rid of most of it, not all of it, I do like it but not that much!!!

9 Sep, 2009

 

It can be very invasive and you usually can't find it in the garden centre, they don't seem to sell it. I think it must be some kind of hybrid though, because I know the native wood sorrel is paler pink than this, sometimes white, but I have seen this growing wild down here in great sheets!

9 Sep, 2009

 

Thank you one and all - that's another little puzzle solved then. What a good site this is - it sure does Grow on You !!

10 Sep, 2009

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