Sunday, March 15, 2009

HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY


Wanted to share an Oxalis for St. Patty's Day. The above is Redwood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana) which is native to the Pacific Northwest. This plant is a shade lover and actually folds it's leaves down in direct sun. They quickly reopen once the shade returns. Native American Indians enjoyed the leaves of this sorrel. Oxalis organa can be located growing at the base of large trees like Firs, Redwoods, and Hemlocks preferring a soil of moist rich humus. Forming large clumps and spreads moderately this plant is hardy.
With the financial distress through out the glode these days maybe finding a four leaf clover or the luck of the Irish is just what the need to lighten up the mood.

Happy St. Patricks Day!