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Q.Is Thisbe safe for indoors?

Zone Ottawa, K1N7P1 | DaphPlants added on June 17, 2019 | Answered

Hi! I found this plant / weed outside and I like it because of the 2 different leaves that are from the same plant. Can you help me identify it? Sorry it has a bit of mud in it.

And yes, I planted and other weed that looks like clover in that same pot.

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Answered on June 17, 2019

This is the Large-leaved Linden, or Tilia platyphyllos. This is quite a large tree. This article will help you with these trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/linden/linden-tree-information.htm

The clover-like thing is called Oxalis. It is edible in small quantities, and taste like green grapes. It is also HIGHLY INVASIVE. Make sure that you do not let it go to seed, or any houseplant you have will be so ridden with this stuff that you will never get rid of them. (They have "explosive" seeds pods that launch seeds everywhere.)

This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/managing-oxalis-weeds-in-lawn.htm

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