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Small unidentified plant

Observed: 1st May 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

On acid soil rather more moorland bog area in an open area of wark forest which carries on into kielder forest.I have searched through all my books and cannot find this plant.There were two flowers rising on stems from two leaves that were attached to the stem,the plant was 10cm in hight and the flower has five petals,just under 1cm dia and was a light purplish- pink colour,the leaves were fleshy HELP

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Fenwickfield's picture

Thank's

Thank you for the ID it was driving me mad,is it common as I have never noticed it before.

Sheila

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allrounder's picture

Common?

According to my guide it is thinly scattered throughout the British Isles. It is an introduced species from N. America. Whenever I have come across it, it was always in damp shady woodland.

Please see my Flickr photo's www.flickr.com/photos/129804972@N07/

Tim Rich's picture

far too common in some

far too common in some places, especially the damper west. Just been in Sussex and seen acres mixed in a bluebell wood in surprisingly dry conditions

Tim Rich