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False Shamrock (Purple Shamrock)

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Order: Oxalidales


Scientific Name:Oxalis triangularis

IUCN Red List status: Not Evaluated

Protected by the following WLT projects:



The False Shamrock is native to Brazil. They are popular as house plants. It is named for its clover-shaped leaves, which close during the night. These may be green, or a striking red-purple colouration. They have pinkish-white, funnel shaped flowers.

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WLT is actively involved in Atlantic Rainforest conservation in Argentina (Misiones Province), Brazil (REGUA Reserve) and Paraguay (San Rafael). To help save Atlantic Forest habitat, please support these projects.

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