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April 2005

QuestionPlease tell me where I can find a pretty green clover-like plant with a pink flower. It is in the shamrock family I am sure. I've called many nurseries and they all come up with having the shamrock plant. That is not the plant I want.


AnswerI think the plant you are referring to is Oxalis or common wood sorrel. There is a yellow flowering form and a pink flowering form. They produce tiny corms or bulbs underground, and once established, can become a bit of a nuisance. They are considered a wildflower. If you can find someone who has some, I am sure they would be happy to share. Wildflower sources may also carry them.


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