Is it a weed…

Or a plant?

Oxalis Triangularis

Well I’m constantly complaining about the oxalis growing in my yard where I don’t want it and it’s really hard to weed out. It’s truly a pesky little weed with nothing to recommend it beyond tenacity.

Oxalis the weed…Corniculata if you please.

But then I got this month’s sketchbook with a lovely sketch of Oxalis Stricta, or Common Wood Sorrel. well there is never anything common about the paintings of Ellen Blonder. Her lyrical sketch of the weedy sorrel growing wild in her environs inspired me to snag the oxalis above for my monthly sketch as I was strolling about the nursery looking for inspiration. Here are the 2 illustrations together and a closeup of mine in progress below that.

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