Oxalis pes-caprae

Bermuda Buttercup - from December to May the Algarve meadows, waste grounds, and verges are filled will the dazzling array of these wonderful buttercups. An introduced flower and now considered to be very invasive. Beautiful non the less. It is a member of the sorrel family which relates it very close to our own shamrock or wood sorrel. This is evident in the clover-like leaves. They are in full bloom when the sun shines, but close up as the sun goes down. Doubled petalled variations also appear as shown here. These are a beautiful version with a tinge of orange. I photographed these in the Algarve during February and March.

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