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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:23 am    Post subject: plant id please Reply with quote

I found this delicate looking plant growing in the garden. I didn't plant it and I've no idea where it came from
Its really lovely

Can anyone identify it please



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you possibly add a few pics to this thread.
Showing whole plant, plus one with close up with the leaves.
Maybe another of the flower from another angle.
Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just had a thought.
Is it Oxalis?
Maybe one such as Oxalis tetrapylla.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalis_tetraphylla#mediaviewer/File:Oxalis_tetraphylla.jpg

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Oxalis+tetraphylla&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=esrDU_fMD8jX7Ab8h4G4BQ&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=1019
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oxalis
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/udata/r9ndp23q/pd/oxalis-stricta-98709-11.jpg

I have this, that volunteered itself in my herb bed. However, when I look up O. stricta, I only get the green leaved variety. Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the yellow flowered one is wild where as the pink and white ones are cultivated
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hadn't heard the term "volunteer" used of plants. I take it that it means 'those plants that grow in one's garden that have not been deliberately planted'. Just like my wild orchids. I love the term, it's a good description.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tippben wrote:
http://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/udata/r9ndp23q/pd/oxalis-stricta-98709-11.jpg

I have this, that volunteered itself in my herb bed. However, when I look up O. stricta, I only get the green leaved variety. Any ideas?


Oxalis stricta is usually a green leaved yellow flowered plant.

Quote wiki...

"Oxalis stricta, called the common yellow woodsorrel (or simply yellow woodsorrel), common yellow oxalis, upright yellow-sorrel, lemon clover, or more ambiguously and informally "sourgrass"[2] or "pickle plant", is an herbaceous plant[3] native to North America, parts of Eurasia, and has a rare introduction in Britain.[4] It tends to grow in woodlands, meadows, and in disturbed areas as both a perennial and annual.[5] Erect when young, this plant later becomes decumbent as it lies down, and branches regularly. It is not to be confused with similar plants which are also often referred to as "yellow woodsorrel"."

http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=OXST


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalis_stricta

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=oxalis+stricta&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=wVjFU4KTLcTe7AbbxIHgDQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=967


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There are many species of Oxalis...see list...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalis
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have this. I thought it came from a few small bulbs I planted 2 years ago but can't remember the name. Pretty sure it was planted on purpose. Great spreading ground cover and nice flowers.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I'm only replying now.

Thank you to everyone. I'm delighted with this little plant even though I've no idea where it came from
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aine wrote:
Sorry I'm only replying now.

Thank you to everyone. I'm delighted with this little plant even though I've no idea where it came from


Some of our Feathered Friends are Gardeners... though not too fussy where they plant their Seeds...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of which, see the bit of Mother Nature's planting I noticed today. It's in the Plant ID/Photo Gallery section.
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