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Dublin, Ireland Ie

can anyone tell me the name of this plant



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We've had this question before - so I can be a clever-clogs and tell you the answer! 'Oxalis triangularis purpurea'.

25 Jun, 2008

 

lol thanks Spritz, i thought oxalis alright but thats all i could say about it. its a friends plant so i said i would find the proper name for it

25 Jun, 2008

 

I want one! I am keeping my eyes open for one... I think it's a beauty...

25 Jun, 2008

 

i could get you cuttin from this one spritz,, im getting cuttings from it next week

25 Jun, 2008

 

They grow from little corms - I didn't know you could take cuttings! Yes please, Irish, if you are going to work magic....

26 Jun, 2008

 

lol well then ill get the little corms spritz and send you some.

26 Jun, 2008

 

Hahahaha Irish...tell me you're joking! I know it's an oxalis but we used to call these Shamrocks!! probably not horticulturally correct but .... it gave me pause to smile at a little irony.

26 Jun, 2008

 

lol no joking lori,,,,, do you know that you rarely find shamrock over here, strange isnt it lol

26 Jun, 2008

 

Is the oxalis a shamrock then? where would you look for one in Ireland? Is the real shamrock a trefoil..like clover with three rounded leaves or the oxalis type. Now you've got me thinking, Irish...would you be able to scare up a real Irish shamrock for me??? Please. tis very happy you'd make me!!

28 Jun, 2008

 

Lori the proper name for shamrock is trifolium dubium, rarely produces seeds,an so is usually grown by root cuttings, but leave it with me , i managed to get a pkt of seeds last week, im sure i can find another lol

28 Jun, 2008

 

See www.fourleafclover.com for more facts/myths about shamrock. According to this, many believe that trifolium repens was the original shamrock. I have a four-leaf plant. Must find it in my pics and put it up. It is purple and green, not all green, and not every stem bears 4 leaves.

28 Jun, 2008

 

do you know david if you have a four leaved clover and it can be reproduced from seed that there is a company who would pay you a thousand euro lol

28 Jun, 2008

 

Does EVERY stem have to bear 4 leafs, Irish? Am sure that if there is such a plant, the 1000 euros will have gone by now. But...............with the exchange rate into £s in my favour right now........hmmmmmmmmm, LOL!

29 Jun, 2008

 

yep they say it has to have 4 leaves lol, i seen it on a irish site called wildflowers.ie, jsut checked it there and would you believe thay have an ad saying we will buy buttercups lol,,,,,

29 Jun, 2008

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