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We have a funny weed growing in the garden, cannot find it in any books, can anyone please tell us what it is?



It's an oxalis - it grows from a tiny corm that stays in the ground when you try to weed it out. Oxalis corniculata is it's Latin name, also known as Creeping woodsorrel.

26 Jul, 2011


Thank you very much Beattie

26 Jul, 2011


it produces an explosive seedpod that will fling seeds well over a metre away, so if you dont want it weed it out before it sets seed.

26 Jul, 2011


We call it Sleeping Beauty and it's a pain - don't let it seed. It comes up everywhere and you'd wonder how it managed to spread itself so far even with exploding pods. But it is pretty!

26 Jul, 2011

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