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Shamrock Plant

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 2 May 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The potted shamrock plant (Oxalis) is a small specimen, often reaching no more than 6 inches. Leaves are in a range of shades and delicate flowers bloom off and on during fall, winter and spring. Leaves are clover shaped and some think the plant brings good luck. These leaves fold up at night and open when light returns. Also known as the lucky shamrock plant, growing Oxalis houseplant is simple and adds a touch of spring to the indoors during winter months. Shamrock houseplants are members of the wood sorrel family of the genus Oxalis. Caring for shamrock plants is simple when you understand their periods of dormancy. Unlike most houseplants, the potted shamrock plant goes dormant in summer.

Photo captured April 17, 2018.

NIKON D7000 1/15 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 90 mm

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Devi from Chennai, India

looks awesome..thank you for the note here

2 May 2018 5:09am

Ginnie from Netherlands

How delightful, Steven. Does this potted variety sometimes sport the 4-leafed charm, I wonder?

2 May 2018 5:42am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I don't know this plant and I have never seen

2 May 2018 5:50am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifiques couleurs. Bien vu.

2 May 2018 5:51am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Joli trèfle, et de belles variations de teintes dans ta compo.
Bonne journée Steven

2 May 2018 6:14am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


2 May 2018 9:18am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what a nice pattern those leaf shapes make

2 May 2018 10:24am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Do they bring good luck?

2 May 2018 11:32am

mvdfotokraam from Netherlands

What are these special and wonderful leaves

2 May 2018 11:34am

Maria-Lina from Brownsburg-Chatham, Canada

Bonjour Steven, un gros merci pour ton passage chez moi, c'est avec grand plaisir que je découvre ton merveilleux blog! Je ne connais pas cette plante, elle est superbe! Belle prise! Bise, bonne journée tout en douceur!

2 May 2018 12:14pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Lovely small plant !

2 May 2018 1:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I never knew they got flowers! Beautiful close up details and information.

2 May 2018 1:20pm

Joëlle from France

Très joli cadrage et découverte, une plante cousine au muguet ?

2 May 2018 1:34pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it's lovely

they're such pretty plants

2 May 2018 1:59pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A pleasing close up of this interesting leaves. Well done.

2 May 2018 2:49pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal


2 May 2018 2:59pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful with great nuances of green.

2 May 2018 3:46pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelles plantes quelle feuille et vue sueprbe
belle soirée

2 May 2018 4:30pm

willy from Belgium

une belle d"couverte pour moi Steven


2 May 2018 6:04pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Une plante très intéressante par sa longue floraison.

2 May 2018 7:28pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Creative and fascinating!...

2 May 2018 8:02pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

I used to have the purple variety of this plant back in Malaysia!

2 May 2018 10:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is just lovely! I have never seen a plant like this before but I really like it. I will have to look for one. Beautiful colors.

2 May 2018 11:08pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland


3 May 2018 3:37am

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

This is a fantastic composition, Steven!! I LOVE this one ;-)

3 May 2018 4:35am

Sam from Chennai, India

So beautiful. Excellent details. A fine shot. :)

3 May 2018 4:56am

Remus from Portugal

And you did not find one with 4 leaves?

This picture shows the high level of iso, increasing the noise level. But overall it is harmonious.

4 May 2018 4:19pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

I love your close in shot - the colors are gorgeous!

5 May 2018 6:05pm