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SknowlesyJune 2, 2014

what is the pink flowered plant? this was found at keele university in stafforshire uk in an open area with some dappled shade.

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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

Dames Rocket

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 8:25AM
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Sknowlesy

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

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 8:41AM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

hmmmm....some kind of Catchfly....Lychnis...possibly German Catchfly. What does the base foliage look like? Is it "grassy-like"?

Vera

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 9:22AM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

...also are the flowering stalks sticky to the touch? If so I think you have Lychnis viscaria

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 9:32AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

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

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 10:05AM
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vera_eastern_wa(5a-5b)

ahhh....I was close....Campion also known as Lychnis sp.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 10:34AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Yes - very close. L viscaria is very rare in Britain.

    Bookmark   June 2, 2014 at 10:39AM
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