Pink Shamrock - Oxalis debilis

Pink Shamrock

Healing Challenges

  • Adolescence problems and peer group pressure.
  • For the child who won’t grow up.
  • For the precocious child.
  • For teething difficulties and separation anxiety.
  • For pre-pubescent behaviour problems.
  • For hereditary disease patterns.
  • For feeling alienated from the group.

Healing Outcomes

  • Eases the transition from childhood to adulthood.
  • Releases negative trans-generational energy ties.
  • Assists with clearing hereditary disease patterns.
  • Supports a sense of belonging.
  • Assists in strengthening a sense of self-identity.
  • Supports the little princess transition to young goddess.


Native to South America, Oxalis is an introduced weed in Australia, growing well in tropical Australia. It is commonly termed ‘invasive.’ In Europe, this species of Oxalis is known as wood sorrel, but more generally in Australia the incorrect name of Pink Shamrock is used. They are familiar to most people with their characteristically heart-shaped three leaflets, giving the appearance of a shamrock. The clusters of pink bell-shaped flowers are very attractive, although not to some home gardeners who find this to be a most troublesome weed. People find them pleasant to nibble, however, and the leaflets are often chewed at the base. They are considered to be succulently sour and refreshing.

Pink Shamrock is not thought to produce seeds, so all propagation is through spread of bulbs. It re-establishes from bulbs in spring after spending winter in dormancy. The sugars stored in the bulbs allow the foliage to be pushed up successfully through most mulches and through most residual herbicides. Leaves arise from the top of the subterranean tuber, which produces a large number of small bulbils beneath the soil. They scatter in unwary hands and spread widely. The troublesome nature of this weed is that it propagates through negligence.

Doctrine of Signatures

The clumping of the bulbils beneath the surface, exhibited by Pink Shamrock can be likened to Ancestral Qi, a concept in Traditional Chinese Medicine that describes the collective energy of the family. It is passed down through the generations and includes emotional and attitudinal legacies as well as physical characteristics.

The habit of clumping together below the surface, while appearing to be independent above the ground, is mindful of the behaviour of teenagers, who hang around together for a sense of tribal security, but who like to appear independent.

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