Plant id: Shamrock Plant

Happy New Year Judy. This is a close up of the leaves of the plant I would like to know the name of. The leaves are very thin. It recently sprouted a small white flower on a thin stem. Thank you.


Your plant is called a Shamrock Plant. Other names for it are Oxalis regnelli or Clover Plant.

Shamrock Plants usually  appear in flower shops around St. Patrick’s Day. These plants have the nickname Shamrock Plant because of their soft, thin, triangular leaves that are divided into three leaflets just like a lucky clover plant. ”Oxalis regnelli, the green leafed version of the Shamrock Plant, has small delicate white flowers while Oxalis triangularis, or False Shamrock Plant, has dark purple leaves and pinkish lavender flowers. Shamrock Plants are bulb plants and usually die back a little after they bloom. Don’t throw them out, they just need a little rest before starting to grow again. Read all my care tips on how to grow Shamrock Plants in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.

Green Sharock Plant with White flowers
Shamrock Plant

These plants are considered slightly poisonous if eaten in large quantities and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.