I'm always a bit skeptical of pass-along plants. You know the ones. Plants that get passed to new gardeners, usually because they multiply so quickly the passer-alonger is happy to get rid of a portion of them. I have been the recipient of some pass-along plants, and it didn't take long to realize I needed to pass on most pass-along plants.
But these were different. I just couldn't seem to pass them by. Sweet little pink flowers with leves like shamrocks. They were blooming in several areas of my daughter's yard, looking so sweet and cheerful. I decided to take a few, and asked her permission. She was thrilled that I wanted something from her yard.
I knew I might regret that action. But so far, I've just been enchanted. They're blooming with the pansies right now. I'm actually thrilled that they survived - they weren't planted for a few days after digging them up. And they weren't actually dug up - more like ripped by hand. But here they are - survivors. I wonder if the fact that they can survive just about anything is a sure sign of invasiveness.
These are oxalis, or wood sorrel. And yes, I might regret this impulse. I'm fully aware they might become a bit invasive. But with such a sweet little flower, would I really care?