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Are these 3 leaf clovers, and are they good for my Russian? Thank you, and sorry for all the questions!
 

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Are these 3 leaf clovers, and are they good for my Russian? Thank you, and sorry for all the questions!
I'm not seeing the picture J. Look up "oxalis" and make sure it isn't that. Oxalis has little yellow one inch trumpet shaped flowers. Clovers have little puff ball shaped flowers, usually white, pink, or reddish.
 

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I'm not seeing the picture J. Look up "oxalis" and make sure it isn't that. Oxalis has little yellow one inch trumpet shaped flowers. Clovers have little puff ball shaped flowers, usually white, pink, or reddish.
I forgot to add the picture omg 😭

I don't think it's oxalis
 

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I forgot to add the picture omg 😭

I don't think it's oxalis
I have weak internet signal and I can't get the pic to download, but that looks like oxalis. Are there any flowers yet?
 

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Yeah I think it's white clover, but no flowers yet
I got home and was able to open your pic. That looks like clover to me.

Also, oxalis isn't toxic. Its just high in oxalic acid, and there is much debate about this in regards to tortoise diets nowadays. It appears that oxalates are not the "boogey man" we once thought they were, but I still avoid oxalis just in case...
 

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I got home and was able to open your pic. That looks like clover to me.

Also, oxalis isn't toxic. Its just high in oxalic acid, and there is much debate about this in regards to tortoise diets nowadays. It appears that oxalates are not the "boogey man" we once thought they were, but I still avoid oxalis just in case...
Yeah, I read up on oxalis. So the clovers in the pic are safe, right?
 

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Got it, thank you!

You guys have been extremely helpful for me and Shelly. I appreciate it a lot ☺️
 
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