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Hello chaps and chap-esses. My daughter has a plant growing wild in her garden and spreading. The leaves look like oxalis, with three lobes and slender stems, each lobe dipped in the top like the shape of a heart. The flowers appear like a buttercup, yellow and spread open flat with five petals. If you pull out a leaf it comes away cleanly but leaves a root which looks like a small carrot. Tiz a new one on me. Any ideas?
Any possibility of posting a photo on the forum Christine?
oo er another mystery plant Sounds strange Christine,I do have some buttercups which I tend to leave cos they look nice.Do you have a pic?
Wood sorrel??? (Google image)
From Christine's description I think you've done it Edd - brilliant. We will wait to see if she agrees with you -well done though.
Yesss! Oh, what a clever fellow. Thank you very much Edd. My daughter did forward me a photo on my mobile but I'm afraid I cannot remember how to transfer photos from moby to computer. Must investigate for future purposes!
The image is not wood sorrel, it's Oxalis corniculata or Creeping yellow-sorrel. Wood sorrel has beautiful drooping white bells.
Apparently its lemony and edible and good for you. Anyone tried it ? Will check it out in case it has drawbacks!
I picked the ones with the white flowers in the woods at the weekend and was unsure.
OOps. Thanks landgirl100. Scrub the edible message just sent in that case. Sorry folks.