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Wanted,
Your weeds could be what I need!!
Do you have Oxalis in your garden beds? You should know this weed, it is the one that sends up large clover like leaves and has pretty pink flowers around at this time of the year. It is almost impossible to get rid of, as when you pull it up it has tiny little bits which break off and these start new plants. I am after the purple Oxalis, also known as Purple Shamrock. I have plenty of the Green leafed type. It is edible, and has a spicy taste.
See you all soon.

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Comment by Roger Clark on August 31, 2019 at 2:37

Thanks, Valerie and Christa, That is great!! See you at Susan's garden visit.

Comment by Christa on August 30, 2019 at 13:32

Roger, Somewhere in my seed packets I have purple large leaf oxalis, I was going to grow them in a large pot, but I don't think it is what you are after.  The large green leaf with pretty pink flowers has a white turnip type root, quite edible and tasty.   The smaller oxalis with shades of white, pink. purple and yellow are the running type.  I myself, don't think they are bad, in fact the bees  love them. 

A single leaf and the stem of a Purple Shamrock Plant

Comment by Valerie on August 30, 2019 at 13:25

I have some for you.

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