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What is this plant?

Observed: 1st May 2011 By: vetandteachervetandteacher’s reputation in Plantsvetandteacher’s reputation in Plantsvetandteacher’s reputation in Plantsvetandteacher’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Pink, geranium like flowers in tight clusters at top of stem. Leaves are hairy, pinnate and form a rosette at the base of the single stalk but also continue up the stalk. Plant is growing on limestone rubble on an abandoned quarry floor.

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anonymous spotter's picture

This southern European plant -

Is very aggressive in dry areas. Middleham Castle, near Richmond, was quite purple in places when we visited it, due to this species growing in every nook and cranny.

David Trevan's picture

Erinus alpinus

We grow this in an alpine trough on our terrace-it's quite a delightful species and seems to survive our occasional neglect!

David J Trevan