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wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975

This is growing in amongst roses in my front bed. Does anyone know what it is? Thanks in advance. image



  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,302

    Some kind of oxalis I think.

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Ooh thats pretty! Its an oxalis, agree with LG. thats all I know!

  • Oxalis 'Iron Cross'.

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975

    Thank you for the ID. Yes it is pretty isn't it. I reminds me of a giant four-leaf clover.

    I wonder if I should keep it or take it out? The one in the first photo is right against the rose.  I didn't plant it. It apparently has a flower.  I wonder if I should pot it. What do people reckon. Is Oxalis invasive? It seems to be.

  • autumngloryautumnglory Posts: 255

    It can be, I like it though! It has pink flowers that dangle on stems.

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    i have the plain leafed one & i don't like it. It is invasive and has tiny bulbs that need digging out otherwise if you try pulling it out the bulbs just snap off.

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 975

    thanks all. I have left it alone for now. It's been raining though, so maybe when  the weather gets better I'll go and take some of it out - it's all over the place.

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