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Old 03-13-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Central NJ
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Does anyone know what type of flower this is?

And are the green leaves part of the flower or just clover?

The pic was taken in the Catskills in Lutheranville State Park.

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Old 03-13-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Some variety of shamrock.

Pretty little thing.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Central NJ
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Default Wood Sorrel

Found it!

Thank you, when you said shamrock it gave me the hint on what to search on.

It's Wood Sorrel - Oxalis acetosella an old medicinal herb.

Wood Sorrel - Oxalis acetosella






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Some variety of shamrock.

Pretty little thing.
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Old 03-13-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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Found it!

Thank you, when you said shamrock it gave me the hint on what to search on.

It's Wood Sorrel - Oxalis acetosella an old medicinal herb.

Wood Sorrel - Oxalis acetosella

Definitely an Oxalis but the vein pattern in the petals, petal shape and coloration is not matching of the OPs photo id request. Are you certain?
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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Definitely an Oxalis but the vein pattern in the petals, petal shape and coloration is not matching of the OPs photo id request. Are you certain?
OK if you are a taxonomy freak there is a slight difference between the original picture from the Catskills and the second from an English garden site. The first plant would be classified as Oaxlis montana (Raf.). The second is a picture of Oaxlis acetosella as stated. The difference is very slight and the two are used a synonyms for each other. The montana is the so-called American variety and the acetosella is old world Eurasian. Now to get really taxonomy crazy there is still ongoing study to drill down further separation between the two common sorrel varieties even though the distinction was made back in the late 1800's Who gets paid for this info? LOL
I wonder if any 2009 stimulus money went for any current study?
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Central NJ
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Your correct I did not notice I updated my own post with the wrong variety of wood sorrel. I did find the correct on on the net sos this pic is a little clear then my original pic.

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Definitely an Oxalis but the vein pattern in the petals, petal shape and coloration is not matching of the OPs photo id request. Are you certain?
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