Debbie C
Debbie C
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Asked on Apr 17, 2012

Plants

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What are the names of these plants???
Beautiful, but unknown
Beautiful, but unknown
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55 answers
  • Patricia C
    on Apr 17, 2012

    looks like shamrock and a four o'clock

  • Cori H
    on Apr 17, 2012

    I don't know the "scientific" name, but the purple one on the left is a type of shamrock. My mom has some just like it comes back every year.

  • Kathleen M
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Oxalis A cousin of shamrock

  • Janice B
    on Apr 17, 2012

    number 1 is a purple shamrock plant. The leaves close up at nite. The plant in pic 2 I think is a "Leaverite" plant......LEAVE IT RIGHT there and see what happens.

  • DeAnne T
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Shamrock & four O'clocks is right on.

  • Maria Theresa V
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Oxalis

  • Cathie E
    on Apr 17, 2012

    looks like trilliums

  • Francine P
    on Apr 17, 2012

    I call them purple shamrocks. They grow next to my front porch and come back every year. I love their color

  • Susan B
    on Apr 17, 2012

    1st one a Purple Clover? 2 nd one a 4 O'Clock?

  • Aj S
    on Apr 17, 2012

    1st one purple leave.Oxalis. They come in many varieties.

  • Janice B
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Also, the shamrock plant is like a ground cover, spreads through small tubers just under the soil line....they can be seperated and put in a pot for a houseplant.

  • Dea S
    on Apr 17, 2012

    oxalis

  • Dea S
    on Apr 17, 2012

    four o'clocks are the one on the right

  • Abigail S
    on Apr 17, 2012

    oxalis and 4 o'clocks

  • Tami C
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Really nice....

  • Joy M
    on Apr 17, 2012

    I have this oxalis, pretty pink flowers, houseplant in my area

  • Mary M
    on Apr 17, 2012

    I like the idea of a plant called leave it right there and see what happens. LOL!

  • Tonia V
    on Apr 17, 2012

    oxalis is the correct answer for the shamrock shaped one. I have one & I love it. So do a lot of my friends.

  • Melissa L
    on Apr 17, 2012

    it looks like oxalis , does it get a white flower or light pink flowers on it?

  • Denise W
    on Apr 17, 2012

    shamrock and lilac

  • Donna N
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Red Shamrock and 4'Oclock...

  • Beth S
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Looks like a purple oxalis

  • Jane P
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Why are 4'Oclocks called that?

  • Kathy F
    on Apr 17, 2012

    On the left is red leaf Oxalis Triangularis. No idea what's on the right

  • Verita C
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Is the one on the right a shurb because to me it looks like a pink wegila.

  • Bonnie S
    on Apr 17, 2012

    Oxalis!! I have one on my windowsill. It comes in green or red and has either a pale pink bloom (usually on the red variety) or a white bloom ususally on the green variety, but I have had a red oxalis with a white flower.

  • Angie P
    on Apr 17, 2012

    purple shamrock for sure. Not sure about the other Just saw it in the better homes and gardens mag.

  • Walter Reeves
    on Apr 17, 2012

    The one on the right could be a leaverite plant....but it could also be a shrubby ellifiknow

  • Marcie O
    on Apr 17, 2012

    It is definitely an Oxalis on the left. And I have to agree with an earlier comment on a Weigela shrub. It is difficult to see clearly, but if it is a woody plant, I would go with the Weigela. There are many varieties of the Weigela. There are some varigated and some with red flowers also.

  • Angie P
    on Apr 17, 2012

    walter, is Oxalls and purple shamrock the same thing?

  • Stephanie D
    on Apr 18, 2012

    Oxalis is a form commonly called shamrock and that is oxalis on the left.

  • Bonnie M
    on Apr 18, 2012

    I'm pretty sure the purple on the left is oxalis. The one on the right looks like 4 o'clock but it's a little too far away to tell.

  • Karen H
    on Apr 18, 2012

    agreed, the purple is oxalis otherwise known as shamrock, and the other is four o'clocks, my favorite plant for teaching kids about flowers, propagation and seeds.

  • Susan S
    on Apr 18, 2012

    Purple shamrock and 4 o'clocks, the 4 o'clocks' seeds look like little hand grenades and they reseed nicely.

  • Rhonda G
    on Apr 18, 2012

    Oxalis and four o'clocks

  • Teresa C
    on Apr 18, 2012

    purple oxalis & four o'clocks

  • BONNIE J
    on Apr 18, 2012

    the one on the right looks like an impatience plant

  • The Oxalis comes in green also. Some varieties have white flowers, others pink blooms. Some have leaves that are two toned. The purple ones look nice next to light pink impatiens and/or Blue Daze Evolvulus. Also pretty when paired with Scabiosa, the pin cushion flower and many other flowers. The pics are from a Garden that I designed and planted.

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  • Debbie C
    on Apr 18, 2012

    Thank you er'body for letting me know what's in my yard!!! I now know where to come with all my questions. Again, Thank you!

  • Gle1500364
    on Apr 12, 2015

    Oxalis and in France we call the other one "Belle de Nuit". Very perfumed. It's not Weigela.

  • Louise
    on Aug 11, 2015

    don't know, but i have some

  • Monique Clouatre
    on Aug 20, 2015

    it is oxalis or called shamrock. Very nice plant.

  • Louise
    on Aug 21, 2015

    very pretty in a pot.

  • Peggy Dzimian
    on May 8, 2016

    2nd plant looks like nightshade

  • Peggy Dzimian
    on May 8, 2016

    Oops no didn't see pink flowers not night shade

  • Ltt834476
    on May 9, 2016

    Dwarf Mexican Petunia or Vinca for second plant.

  • Marisa Van Dyck
    on Jun 2, 2016

    The flowering plant is called Five o´clock - Mirabilis Jalapa. It is called that, because the flowers open as soon as the sun is down :)

  • Ron Snyder
    on Jun 4, 2016

    I believe the first plant is Oxalis purple clover...

  • Barbara
    on Jun 4, 2016

    Yes they look like Oxalis,they also come in a green color,and they get little white flowers ,very pretty.

  • Gnc7041301
    on Aug 9, 2016

    The 1st one is a shamrock

  • Patty
    on Aug 20, 2016

    I grow the Oxalis in doors as a house plant. I has gotten huge and has started growing in other pots as well. I love the way it closes up and goes to sleep at night. My granddaughter gets so excited to see that when she's over!

  • Louise
    on Aug 22, 2016

    i have one, did not know u could indors

  • Tammy Wright
    on Sep 12, 2016

    The purple plant is called: Oxalis triangularis which has three common names, False Shamrock, Purple Shamrock and Love Plant.

  • Gina
    on Sep 12, 2016

    Thanks Patty from Vancouver. I also have one, its been out all Summer, will definitely take it in for the Winter

  • Pat
    on Sep 14, 2016

    2nd pic looks like a 4 o'clock. Couldn't zoom so I'm not 100% sure.

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