Monday, March 17, 2008


You'd think this would mean a stone that's really not. "Sham rock" Hilarious. But it's actually a legume, from Family Leguminosae. So it's a sibling of peas, beans, lentils, clover, and alfalfa. OK, we could have guessed the clover. But probably not the peas. Plants we Iowans know and love and have seen filling entire fields. Not to mention all the commercials we have enjoyed over the years that describe in great detail products that DESTROY anything that threatens these crops. So shamrocks should feel at home and safe here! Happy St. Patrick's!

Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia

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