what is the pink flowered plant? this was found at keele university in stafforshire uk in an open area with some dappled shade.
Humm I dont know if that is Dames Rocket:S the stem is red in this picture compared to the green stem of the DR
hmmmm....some kind of Catchfly....Lychnis...possibly German Catchfly. What does the base foliage look like? Is it "grassy-like"?
...also are the flowering stalks sticky to the touch? If so I think you have Lychnis viscaria
It's Red Campion, Silene dioica. It's not a ground cover but a very common UK wild flower and out all over the place at the moment.
Here is a link that might be useful: Red Campion
This post was edited by floral_uk on Mon, Jun 2, 14 at 10:07
ahhh....I was close....Campion also known as Lychnis sp.
Yes - very close. L viscaria is very rare in Britain.