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Nature Study: Yellow Wood Sorrel

This past summer, we did a lot of nature study.  We didn’t focus on any one particular category of things but just on what interested us.  One of those interests was determining what plants we saw growing in our region.  A plant that really interested Delightful, 7, was yellow wood sorrel.  She kept bringing me tiny yellow flowers to identify and finally we figured out what they were.

Wood sorrel is often mistaken for clover, but it has three heart-shaped leaves and tiny flowers that can be yellow or other colors.  Only the yellow kind seems to grow near us.  Here are some pictures:



And a closer look at a wood sorrel flower:



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