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Have answered your question in my post...but then again I don't think they look much like clover here. Took this in our local woods...

Posted at 9th Jun 2010 - 11:43AM   Posted by Salle de Bain   The thing is Kitty.... Comments: 10

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KittyB's Avatar Quite right - too big - unless it's giant, monster clover. Plenty more things have three leaves - oxalis for one. Saw a beautiful one the other day, but it was a houseplant and I kill houseplants, maybe it would live in my new greenhouse, though... a thought.

Anyway, I'm meant to be revising horticulture at this precise moment in time, not asking unrelated horticultural questions of others...

Posted by: KittyB on 9th Jun 2010 at 12:59PM

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Mountainear's Avatar I think it is oxalis - the setting (above) looks right for it.

Posted by: Mountainear on 9th Jun 2010 at 01:01PM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar Aaaah yes! You are right...I googled it and apparently Oxalis is sometimes known as the 'false shamrock'. That's that mystery solved then...thanks.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 9th Jun 2010 at 01:43PM

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KittyB's Avatar Maybe I know more than I think I do!

It's lovely - I will have to look it up, seems like good ground cover under shade, I could plant some in our wooded patch.

Posted by: KittyB on 9th Jun 2010 at 01:44PM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar Good luck with the revision Kitty....are you doing one of the RHS exams? I did RHS 1 many years ago.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 9th Jun 2010 at 01:44PM

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KittyB's Avatar Yes I'm doing RHS level 2 and also C&G garden design. Meant to be revising but just keep popping back here to see what's going on... anything but knuckling down to work, just can't seem to get stuck in today.

Posted by: KittyB on 9th Jun 2010 at 02:41PM

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My poor daughter "Sorrel" wait till i tell her she's also Oxalis Blink

Posted by: Bodran on 9th Jun 2010 at 02:48PM

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Salle de Bain's Avatar I love all those flower/plant names Bodran. Sorrel is such a pretty name. I always wanted lots of daughters so that I could call them Poppy, Primrose, Violet, Lily etc. As it happens I had one daughter and she didn't get a flower name at all. Don't really know how that happenedEvil or Very Mad.

Posted by: Salle de Bain on 9th Jun 2010 at 04:52PM

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Tiggywinkle's Avatar I grow 2 Sorrels. The bowlei does really well in the shade and spreads well as ground cover. It has a larger pink flower with a yellow centre.

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This smaller flowered one I find does better in partial sun and look great planted with the littlek Strong blue Campanula as both form dense neat round clumps. The flowers open in the sun and close up in dull weather.

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Good luck with your studies Kitty.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 9th Jun 2010 at 08:13PM

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Frances's Avatar You all are reminding me of my mom's garden when I was a child eons ago. I do remember that plant. Oxalis (I thought it was Ox Alice!) xo

Posted by: Frances on 10th Jun 2010 at 12:47AM

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