Monday, June 17, 2019

Name that Plant: Two-Toned Purple Leaves Edition

While on a walk, I couldn't help but notice this out-of-place plant:

With the triangularly shaped two-tone purple leaves it wasn't hard to identify. This guy is almost certainly an Oxalis triangularis. While exotic to me, this is a common ornamental plant. It supposedly does well both in your garden and as a house plant. They have a reputation for being low maintenance.

The plant is edible, though not in large quantities. It's also a bit of a movie star, making for impressive time-lapses due to its photonastic behavior.

He's a fun one!

Here's a couple more pictures from our walk, which took us along Holmes Run for a mile or so.

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