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False shamrock, aka woodsorrel, is a weed we notice around St. Patrick’s Day

It’s been said that one person’s wildflowers are another person’s weeds. This saying applies particularly well to a large group of low-growing herbs in the Oxalis genus. The name Oxalis indicates the presence of oxalic acid in many of the approximately 500 plant species within the genera. Many of the species are known as woodsorrels …

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