Oxalis acetosella

Wood Sorrel - Flowers from April to June. A species of Oxalis. The wood-sorrel is sometimes referred to as Shamrock and given as a gift on St. Patrick's Day in Ireland. The dainty flowers close up during the evening or during rainfall. There is not really any such actual plant as a Shamrock. It is actually Wood Sorrel. Photographed in Greaghnafarna Co. Leitrim

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