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Monday, December 14, 2009

Yellow Shamrock

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


Yellow Shamrock 2

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).

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.
However, there is an even much more interesting tidbits I found on the internet courtesy by BBC News UK. Read on this link.



AL said...

Oh yes, that's where I often see them, during St. Patrick's Day, and I wonder if it's true that they're lucky charms? Well, perhaps and you'll get more luck, good ones I wish.

Please visit my other blog I had your postcard posted over there.


chubskulit said...

I love that lilac flower...

Mine is frozen flowers

Carletta said...

They are very lovely Bonnie!

guild-rez said...

Very nice pictures Bonnie.
I admire the little girls they are so sweet!!

Nance said...

Very informative on the shamrock, Bonnie! that lonesome ;) purple flower compliments those yellow ones.

SquirrelQueen said...

A beautiful photo Bonnie, it is such a pretty little flower. It's good to see a some green and other colors these days.

It also looks a lot like the Common Wood Sorrel that grows on the edge of my yard. Lovely either way.

eden said...

Same here Bonnie, it's my first time to see that kind. Thanks for the info about it.

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January said...

Shamrock! that's pretty! i love the color... Have A great week Ate!

Arija said...

Bonnie dear, your photo is of the common Oxalis, commonly called soursob and is a proclaimed noxious weed Australia wide.
It is very pretty with its golden flowers but so full of oxalic acid that it is poisonur and even a littled fed to a guinea pig will likk it.

Chie Wilks said...

so these are the clover blooms..awesome shot...i haven't seen these lovely flowers yet

mine is here

SandyCarlson said...

Your flowers are very, very beautiful. Thank you for warming my morning.

eden said...


Thanks for the visit. I live in Blacktown area.

have a nice day

Regina said...

So pretty! How are you dear Bonnie? Just visited. I just got back from a long vacation.