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We have a plat in work called a butterfly plant, deep red leafs that look like butterflys and tiny little lilac flowers, the leafs close up in the dark, ant idea what this plants real name is?




Schizanthus probably. (Haven't checked the spellikng!)

17 Sep, 2011

if it is this little beauty?

Its Oxalis

17 Sep, 2011


I thought that too, Mrbarrett. :-)

Kittykoo, we think the plant is an Oxalis triangularis. It grows from little corms.

17 Sep, 2011


I have one, its Oxalis, deep purple leaves and they go to sleep in the evening!!

17 Sep, 2011


Sorry about the spelling!!! I'm not normally that bad!! but thankyou ALL for your replies, it is an Oxalis, now I can tell everybody that has ever asked (there has been a few) xx

18 Sep, 2011


Oh dear how wrong can you get? I missed that it was the leaves that looked like butterflies, not the flowers. What a wally.

18 Sep, 2011

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