Thursday, June 9, 2016


Some plants have an entire universe of cultural associations. If we called this clover, it would not be the symbol of Ireland and St. Patrick. There is no consensus as to which variety of clover is the "true" shamrock. You can take your pick, so to speak: Trifolium dubium, Trifolium repens, Trifolium pratense, Medicago lupulina, Oxalis acetosella. None of these is the same as the ones in the photo above.

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