Day: March 8, 2016

Shamrock – Dear Little Plant of the Irish Isles
True shamrock - Yellow flower Clover - Trifolium dubium (Photo by Krzysztof Ziarnek)

True shamrock – Yellow Flower Clover – Trifolium dubium (Photo by Krzysztof Ziarnek)

St. Patrick made the shamrock famous by, allegedly, using it to illustrate the Holy Trinity.

Shamrocks are a lucky addition to an Irish Bride’s bouquet and the groom’s boutonniere. So shamrock and Irish go hand-in-hand.

Today’s guest is Michele Warmund, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. She talks about true shamrocks and the impostors often found around St. Patrick’s Day.

 

 

 

Wood sorrels, called the Lucky Shamrock plant, not a true shamrock (Photo by Michele Warmund, MU Extension horticulture specialist)

Wood sorrels, called the Lucky Shamrock plant, not a true shamrock (Photo by Michele Warmund, MU Extension horticulture specialist)

 

A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.  ~ Author Unknown