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Re: Serendipidy
  • Subject: Re: Serendipidy
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2010 18:51:39 EDT

Sorry, mine doesn't have those cute pleated leaves - just
fairly large shamrock-like ones.  I'm sure it's a very common
variety - just don't know which. It's pretty, whatever it is.
In a message dated 6/11/2010 6:35:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
kmrsy@comcast.net writes:

Are you talking about Oxalis adenophylla?  Common name is Sauer Klee, 
Go to:
it's the second pic up from the Bottom of the page.

I grew those years ago, but I don't recall what happened to them cuz 
no longer here.  Then last year our MG  Shakespeare Garden asked me to get 
them some Pink Buttercups.  I wasn't sure what they meant as I was thinking 
Ranunculus and couldn't come up with a pink one that would be hardy.  Then 
found some references to O adenophylla being called Pink Buttercup and it 
turned out that's what they wanted.  Why would an Oxalis be called a 

Thinking more about it, maybe yours isn't O adenophylla. It has these cute 
accordian-like leaves.  There are other pink Oxalis out there wiith the 
typical shamrock-like leaves.  They are all such pretty gems!

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" 
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 5:09 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Serendipidy

> Isn't that nice? That's a plant my mom used to have, I remember the pink
> blooms. Seems to me they looked nice even when not in flower with their
> clover-like leaves. I'm trying to remember if they had foliage all
> summer but it was something that really didn't catch my eye until they
> flowered - there was a strip between the house and the backyard walkway,
> very narrow but long, and once a year the whole border would erupt into
> a pink extravaganza.
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 6:57 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Serendipidy
> Today I found a blossom on a plant I have seen for years but never
> saw bloom before.  Ever since we have lived here - 40 years - there
> has been an Oxalis plant growing right up next to the foundation in
> front of the house, inside the drip line from the eaves.  It was
> obviously
> not the common weed - wood sorrell, or yellow oxalis - since its leaves
> were definitely larger.  Since it was not invasive, I have never pulled
> it
> out - I am really pretty tolerant of any plant that doesn't actively
> impinge
> on something I am trying to develop.  Anyway, today it has a bunch
> of pretty pink blossoms. It is surronded by the common yellow weed,
> which I have now pulled out, but seems to have enlarged its stand
> considerably from past years.  As I said, I have never seen it bloom
> before. I have done a bit of Google research on Oxalis, but can't seem
> to pin it down exactly.  Anyway, it is one of the serendipitous results
> I often get from not overweeding.
> Auralie

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