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oxalis pes-caprae

By CarolG  
Oxalis pes-caprae is more commonly known as the Bermuda buttercup, and is sometimes grown as an ornamental. It has compound leaves, each consisting of three heart-shaped leaflets resembling clover leaves. Flowers are attractive, but are a nuisance when they spread into gardens or shrubs. Flowers occur singly or in clusters on the ends of slender leaf stalks; each flower has 5 yellow petals. This species closely resembles woodsorrel but often grows more upright, has more showy flowers, and reproduces largely by bulbs. These flowers cover the fields and meadows from mid-November onwards, and it is said that the huge swathes of yellow fields can be seen from outer space!

Tags: General Wild Plant Flower Close-up Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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14 Nov 2008 5:17AM
good morning my friend,exellent flowerimage again,i love them

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
14 Nov 2008 5:19AM
Love that colour Carol.Beautiful light and presentation as always.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
14 Nov 2008 5:36AM
Beautiful images Carol..........Bill
VIKI 10 18 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 5:44AM
2 more smashers.
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
14 Nov 2008 5:46AM
Such lovely color in these beauties Carol, V2 for me.
14 Nov 2008 5:49AM
tanks Carol veryvery much your award for my bearimage,sory my english is so good as before lol
RTDS 8 Cyprus
14 Nov 2008 6:45AM
2 excellent captures.
Like the light very much,lovely colours and great dof.
14 Nov 2008 6:56AM
2 super images, love the colour and detail,
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
14 Nov 2008 7:01AM
an unusual colour, V1 for me.lesley
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 7:14AM
How wonderful to have such beautiful flowers late in the year, we are going to visit Lanzarote soon, hope there are some there.

Wishing you a very Happy birthday too.
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 7:14AM
These are both beautiful Carol with excellent lighting and colour. In version 2 I particularly like the way the main bloom is lit from the side and the upper one is almost backlit with the light shining through it.

MRSbiscuit60 8 224 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 7:20AM
Wonderful image, such fine detail. Trish
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
14 Nov 2008 7:20AM
Two super shots !

mrsvee 8 1 England
14 Nov 2008 7:39AM
Two super images Carol.
Lovely colour & detail.
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
14 Nov 2008 7:41AM
Beautiful !
Ray42 8 3 England
14 Nov 2008 7:56AM
Two nice shots - love the lighting in both
MandsH 9 England
14 Nov 2008 8:22AM
Two beautiful shots, especially v1 - thanks for the email - LOL
DOGSBODY 8 1.4k 30 England
14 Nov 2008 8:43AM
There are only 2 colours in these images so they almost class as monochrome. Nice work. Andy
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
14 Nov 2008 9:01AM
Beautiful yellow-green tones

helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 9:01AM
I am amazed that you continue to find more and more different flowers Carol!!!
This is a beauty and I love the green lighting to the image
oldhat 8 18 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 9:10AM
My favourite Mediterranean weed! When visiting our friend in N Cyprus in March, their garden had plenty so it obviously flowers through the seasons. Beautifully captured, Carol.
14 Nov 2008 9:13AM
Excellent shot.
cjl47 8 4 3 England
14 Nov 2008 9:23AM
A great colourful bloom.
joze 9 Slovenia
14 Nov 2008 9:36AM
Stunning image.
susanbarton 8 11 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 9:36AM
Another great capture with lots of detail, and a botanical description, I like the way you have used the light yellow in bright sun can burn out all too easily

14 Nov 2008 9:57AM
Lovely colours, detail and light in these two images.
14 Nov 2008 10:17AM
gordeous colour great shots
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 10:41AM
Yes, it does remind me of Spain, you're right. I just love these even if they are weeds. The colour and detail are super and you've captured this really beautifully. Well done Carol. HB to you!
Marilyn xx
Ayelet_A 8 11 3 Israel
14 Nov 2008 10:52AM
Two wonderful captures of this lovely flowers, and a great bit of info.
I'm not sure if it's the same flower, but It looks like a kind that grows in Israel and has a sour taste to it, which as children we used to pick and eat, very daringly as it was so sour. Am I right?

piccy 10 8 Wales
14 Nov 2008 10:56AM
Two lovely shots. Such a dainty little flower.
14 Nov 2008 10:59AM
Another fab image. your very good at this.

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
14 Nov 2008 11:15AM

Quote:Two wonderful captures of this lovely flowers, and a great bit of info.
I'm not sure if it's the same flower, but It looks like a kind that grows in Israel and has a sour taste to it, which as children we used to pick and eat, very daringly as it was so sour. Am I right?


I have no idea whether it is the same flower, I have never heard of the greeks eating it!
Cormy 9 3 England
14 Nov 2008 11:42AM
The light on these is outstanding Carol.They are both quite superb.Don't worry about DanBrann,he just wishes he was as young as me !!!!!
14 Nov 2008 11:51AM
Hi Carol, i really like your work...also this one...It is very nice...Thanks..
14 Nov 2008 12:11PM
Two more beauties in your amazing PF. Happy birthday from me too. Sandra
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
14 Nov 2008 12:17PM
We also have oxalis in the summer, ours is white, attractive and yes, sometimes a pretty nuisance.
Beautiful images, both.
14 Nov 2008 12:26PM
Superb light and texture
14 Nov 2008 1:40PM
Wish I could see them from here! Lovely colour and detail. Sylvia
glyndwr 9 66 9 Wales
14 Nov 2008 1:51PM
Lovely colour Carol.

14 Nov 2008 1:53PM
What a beautiful colour, love the details.
exposure Plus
12 3.8k England
14 Nov 2008 1:53PM
Two beautiful images Garol lovely detail and colour Ours arn't out yet but the leaves have comeup.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
14 Nov 2008 2:03PM
Beautifully done-- and yes, I did see this in Portugal-- very similar to the white variety we have in the fields ( and gardens) here in PA.

14 Nov 2008 2:39PM
Well happy birthday Carol & what a nice image to upload on your birthday
have a good one
two great shots . Happy Birthday
14 Nov 2008 3:46PM
Two beautiful images Carol.......Happy Birthday hope your having a good one xxx

Jean x
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
14 Nov 2008 3:54PM
Superb Carol, cant choose both top shots

danbrann Plus
12 624 17
14 Nov 2008 4:43PM
Great colours and cracking images.
14 Nov 2008 4:47PM
Nice arrangement.
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 9:40PM
Well captured Carol.

digiray63 9 4 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 10:18PM
Lovely colour, light and detail in these beautiful presentations.
Stevekriti 8 18 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 10:26PM
Yet another stunner Carol!
Terrific consistancy,--bet the flowers in you garden think "Oh-Oh--,here she comes again!"
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2008 10:56PM
2 beauties, love the light
nickyv32 9 135 England
15 Nov 2008 9:30AM
Lovely light, great shots.

videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2008 4:21PM
Great shots-a very beautiful plant well captured and presented---V1 imo- is the best.
RuthyJ 10 England
15 Nov 2008 4:51PM
Stunning Carol.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
17 Nov 2008 7:00AM
I know it's a weed Carol in some warm parts of the world ,but I love it Smile I've seen it growing in profusion in Greece, Portugal and Australia . I kept trying to grow it but to no avail not warm or dry enough for it over here .

I like your colour , composition and a lovely presentation xxx
17 Nov 2008 7:47AM
Very beautiful, I saw it here too, though it is not well known. But it started spreading.
Nice write up, too. You are so well informed!
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Nov 2008 8:52PM
Two extremely beautiful images, I love the colour and detail in both versions
23 Nov 2008 11:27PM
Two superb images Carol

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