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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Purple shamrock flower

Close up shows tiny hairs on the stamen of Oxalis triangularis flower. Often confused with a shamrock, this purple leafed plant hails from South America. The back of the leaves and the petals of the tiny flowers reflect sunlight.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Wheaton, Illinois, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Copyright: © Angie Daum