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GaryLGaryL Posts: 2

Can anybody let me know what this is?

I never planted it but last year it turned up in my garden and now it is covering all the bare soil.

I was looking for some ground cover but this seems to be doing the trick.










  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Oxalis, very invasive image

  • GardenmaidenGardenmaiden Posts: 1,126

    Yep, oxalis, has yellow flowers.

  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

    Yeah, Sorrel, aka Oxalis. 

  • GaryLGaryL Posts: 2

    Thanks for the replies.

    Is it something I should be worried about?

    As I mentioned I was looking for something to cover the soil and this just turned up and is doing what I want and I recall it did have some yellow flowers last year.

    I did have a quick look around and looks like it should not harm any of my other plants.

    In the patches it has turned up it is doing a very good job keeping other weeds away.



  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 750

    I bought some a couple of years ago but I lost it so if you don't want it send it to me. image  A weed is nothing but a plant you don't want. I'm sure someone will tell you it's  pest and you should get rid of it but I listened to everything people said I'd have crawled in a hole and died a long time ago. image See how it goes.  

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