It's just after midnight which means is officially St. Patrick's Day and I'm patiently waiting for stuffed potatoes to finish baking. Does it get any more Irish than that? Can't wait to celebrate one of my favorite holidays in just a few more hours. 🍀☘️🌈💚🍞🥔🍺 And please remember, it's St. Paddy, not St. Patty.
Some years ago when I was waiting at a tax services centre with my mom, we caught glimpse of this #purpleshamrock in one of the windows of a closed off room. It was our first time encounter with this plant. It had tiny delicate purple flowers, but the leaves themselves was what I was in complete awe with. I had never seen any plant before which leaves looked like butterflies. It was indeed a beautiful and very unique plant.
I did a quick google search quite literally typing in, "butterfly plant" and sure enough, the #oxalis popped up. I guess I'm not the only one who thinks it looks like butterflies. I had made vast attempts to obtain this plant since then, but never was able to locate it. I was tempted to buy the seeds on Amazon, but I figured that it might not even turn out, so it would be a total waste of money and time. I hoped for the best and kept an eye out.
To be honest, I had pretty much given up the idea of ever owning this plant. I started to think that maybe the people at the tax centre bought it at some specialty store which I would never be lucky enough to come across. You can imagine how excited I was when I saw these at Sheridan Nursuries. My eyes widened in disbelief that I finally found it. It seems like Spring is when it's in season, so I guess I never went searching at the right time. So happy I have one now. The #purpleoxalis is another plant I can cross off my wish list.
Aside from it's unique look, what's neat about this plant is that the leaves close at night. You can swipe right to see it closed. Isn't that so cool?
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