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What is this lovely ‘weed’?

NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,676
What a gorgeous colour, but what is it? That caterpillar is clearly enjoying it!




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  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 292
    Have no idea, but how funky looking!
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,131
    Very pretty!
    It looks like an Oxalis - maybe this one https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/63222/i-Oxalis-triangularis-i-subsp-i-papilionacea-i/Details or something similar.

  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    It is Oxalis triangularis.
    I have it popping up all over the garden after I emptied a pot of it into my compost bin years ago!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • I grow them as houseplants, they are fascinating to watch opening and closing.

  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,676
    Thank you, wonderful people! I’m quite chuffed, such a pretty weed. I shall look forward to it flowering. I take it it can be invasive though, @madpenguin ?
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    Not really invasive but does pop up all over.
    This is a patch that came up a few years ago:-

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,464
    If there's a caterpillar that eats them, I wonder if they'd like the little yellow flowered nuisance one that keeps popping up in my fruit patch  ;)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,422
    I actually like the little yellow one!!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,464
    I actually like the little yellow one!!


    If you want to pop by you can have as much as you like .... mind you, I've seen it grown as a sort of 'ground cover' in big mixed containers of mixed planting including a huge brugmansia, dahlias, ginger lilies and all sorts  ... at The Old Vicarage East Ruston 
    http://www.e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk/pages/view/588/new-brochure.htm
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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