Does anyone know what this is?

JimbolenaJimbolena Posts: 114

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 I'm growing this in the greenhouse and it's doing well in there, it's even growing trailing stems. It's an interesting plant as the flowers seem to close up at night then reappear in the day.

I've no idea what it is though. It was sold from ebay as Auricula seeds. Is it an auricula or....?

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  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    It's yellow oxalis or wood sorrel - woodland plant. Spreads very easily, could have self seeded!

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    Yellow wood sorrel perhaps - google it and see it it looks like yours.

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    Ditto daintiness.image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,490

    Looks like oxalis to me (Oxalis pes-caprae) variously known a Bermuda butter cup and dozens of other names.  A seed may have got in with the ones you bought or by other means - the pods 'fire' seeds quite some distance!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • JimbolenaJimbolena Posts: 114

    It's a pretty wee thing and thanks to everyone for the ID.

    I feel it's going to spread a bit so it's end may be in the bin, any thoughts....I have a postage stamp of a garden so have to very selective.

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  • JimbolenaJimbolena Posts: 114

    I just read wikipedia about it, regarded as a weed by most gardeners, it can be eaten though so it may not go to complete waste...lol.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    Jimbolena, your garden looks very interesting. I like what you have done thereimage

  • JimbolenaJimbolena Posts: 114
    artjak wrote (see)

    Jimbolena, your garden looks very interesting. I like what you have done thereimage

    Thanks, it's been 5 years in the making, there were a couple of perrenials and some ground cover plants, no steps and grass at the top terrace. I quickly covered the grass with bark because there's no access to the garden other than through the house so having to haul a lawn mower through every week was upsetting my wife and me.

    I love the wee pond I built this year, it's developed into a delight. The algae issue has righted itself, I'm not 100% sure how, I was told that some little algae eating critters just arrive and munch away, the lilies help aswell but anyway it seems to have calmed down, I was cleaning it every two weeks which was a mission.

     

    Anyway check out my algae cleaner, free of charge pot cleaner....

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  • BerghillBerghill Posts: 2,826

    That Oxalis is one of the worst weeds going. Burn it before the seeds pop or you will have it all over your garden, your neighbours gardens. It really is a baddy of the first water.

  • JimbolenaJimbolena Posts: 114
    Berghill wrote (see)

    That Oxalis is one of the worst weeds going. Burn it before the seeds pop or you will have it all over your garden, your neighbours gardens. It really is a baddy of the first water.

    Thanks, will do that...

     

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