My 13th Entry
Thank you Luis Santilli Jr for creating Today's Flowers for us and your Team! Thank You Very Much!!!
There's more flowers here in Today's Flowers with TF Team on Board: Santilli - Denise - Pupo - Valkyrien
I saw this plant growing in the front lawn of one of the houses I pass by in going to the shop or the train station. And it's my first time to see this famous weeds or three-leaf grasses bearing yellow flowers. So I stopped and clicked the shutter. What fascinates me was the unusual colour for I thought clover blooms are white?
Anyway, I checked this out in Wikipedia, so I can add a bit of flavour with my posting. I have been becoming too monotonous these days. Not up to blogging with substance.
The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland. It is a three-leafed old white clover. It is sometimes of the variety Trifolium repens (a white clover, known in Irish as seamair bhán) but today usually Trifolium dubium (a lesser clover, Irish: seamair bhuí).However, there is an even much more interesting tidbits I found on the internet courtesy by BBC News UK. Read on this link.
The diminutive version of the Irish word for "clover" ("seamair") is "seamróg", which was anglicised as "shamrock", representing a close approximation of the original Irish pronunciation. However, other three-leafed plants — such as black medic (Medicago lupulina), red clover (Trifolium pratense), and wood-sorrel (genus Oxalis) — are sometimes designated as shamrocks. The shamrock was traditionally used for its medical properties and was a popular motif in Victorian times. It is also a common way to represent Saint Patrick's Day.