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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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May 18, 2019 6:01 PM CST
Oxalis, aka wood sorrel

One of my favorite plants. It's luminous yellow flowers & green clover-like leaves early color.
It dies back, and propagates by seed & small bulbs at the base.
Brings back good memories of elementary school.
We chewed on "sourgrass" while waiting for the school bus in Del Mar, Ca in the '50's. ;)

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Name: Sean B
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Whitebeard
May 18, 2019 7:16 PM CST
Cal, you forgot to mention what a wonderful banner it makes! It's vibrantly exciting. Really nice. Hurray! I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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May 18, 2019 7:24 PM CST
Thanks, Sean! Smiling
Do you have it in Riverhead, NY?
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Whitebeard
May 18, 2019 7:25 PM CST
I haven't seen it... but now I'll look for it!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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May 18, 2019 7:33 PM CST
It's wild, and is one of the first signs of spring here.

It may be considered a weed by some, but I purposely
added it to our gardens.

It disappears after blooming profusely, and takes no care at all. Thumbs up

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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
May 18, 2019 7:42 PM CST
It's wild, and is one of the first signs of spring here.

It may be considered a weed by some, but I purposely
added it to our gardens.

It disappears after blooming profusely, and takes no care at all. :thumbsup:

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And bees love it. Green Grin!
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Marilyn
May 18, 2019 8:05 PM CST
It's a weed here and I pull the plants up when I see them, whether they are in the flowerbeds and/or the grass.

Here's the database link for it:

Common Yellow Wood Sorrel (Oxalis dillenii)
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cliftoncat
May 18, 2019 8:21 PM CST
It makes a very cheerful banner! Hurray! Thumbs up Nice.
Name: Cal McGaugh
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May 18, 2019 8:41 PM CST
Thanks, Mika! Smiling
Is it there in the UK?
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Whitebeard
May 18, 2019 8:44 PM CST
The only oxalis I have here is definitely not that. I get the shamrocks, but I like them and do tend to leave them alone. As the saying goes, a weed is only a plant in the wrong place. Wild flowers they are!
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crawgarden
May 18, 2019 9:49 PM CST
Great banner Cal!
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
May 19, 2019 12:46 AM CST
Whitebeard said:The only oxalis I have here is definitely not that. I get the shamrocks, but I like them and do tend to leave them alone. As the saying goes, a weed is only a plant in the wrong place. Wild flowers they are!

I like that saying. Smiling

And thanks, @crawgarden. Glad you like it.
It really does brighten up the garden. =)


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May 19, 2019 1:37 AM CST
EscondidoCal said:Thanks, Mika! Smiling
Is it there in the UK?


Yes, we get oxalis in the UK - some are hardy enough to survive and some are considered weeds. But yours is very pretty; if it appeared in my garden I would be happy!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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May 19, 2019 2:54 AM CST
cliftoncat said:
Yes, we get oxalis in the UK - some are hardy enough to survive and some are considered weeds. But yours is very pretty; if it appeared in my garden I would be happy!

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May 19, 2019 3:32 AM CST
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TBGDN
May 19, 2019 6:16 AM CST
I remember this plant well back into childhood. As Cal mentioned he nibbled on the leaves revealing the "sourgrass" taste. So did we as children. It grows profusely here as a weed. Wild violets are thick here in the gardens too. These two are considered "weeds" but who can refuse seeing their blooms in spring? Ah, the memories of childhood..... Smiling Thanks Cal for a nice memory & banner! Hurray!
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May 19, 2019 7:57 AM CST
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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May 19, 2019 12:06 PM CST
TBGDN said:I remember this plant well back into childhood. As Cal mentioned he nibbled on the leaves revealing the "sourgrass" taste. So did we as children. It grows profusely here as a weed. Wild violets are thick here in the gardens too. These two are considered "weeds" but who can refuse seeing their blooms in spring? Ah, the memories of childhood..... Smiling Thanks Cal for a nice memory & banner! Hurray!


I'm so glad you have good memories of eating "sour grass", too.
We munched on the juicy stems. Thumbs up

Thanks for all the nice comments, thumbs & acorns. Smiling
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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May 19, 2019 3:21 PM CST
If anyone would like some of the little corms (or whatever they're called) to
start your own colony of oxalis, please send me a treemail.

All the foliage etc withers & disappears after they bloom, and you don't even
know they're there the rest of the year until spring.

You can start them in a container, too, if you don't want to put them in
the garden. If they are in a spot I need for something else, I just pull
them out (easy to do) & throw them somewhere there aren't any. Smiling

I have a neighbor who has them in her lawn, and she mows them or pulls them out.
(I think it looks nice myself). In fact, I got some of mine from her (with her permission).
I just have them in flower beds & pots (all volunteers), and haven't had any problems
with them.

I think I saw Martha Stewart plug her lawn with daffodils, which takes a lot more work,
money, & time. Oxalis is a no-brainer. Big Grin

Everyone is different, so I respect anyone who doesn't like them.
But they're good memories & bright spring color for us. Thumbs up
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