The symbol of St. Paddy's Day is officially known as the oxalis plant. So start your St. Paddy's Day planning with some homegrown fun.
Pick up an oxalis plant at your local nursery or florist and plant it in a decorative pot to bring good luck to your family this March. Although this houseplant is commonly associated with St. Patrick's Day because of the four-lobed, heart-shaped leaves, oxalis is actually native to South America. The oxalis is easy to grow-it prefers abundant sunshine and moist but not wet soil.
Caitlin Murray Giles is a full-time mother of three and part-time freelance writer living in Wicker Park.
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