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Help with Identification please

Hi .. does anyone know what the wildflowers in the attached photos are?

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Flowers look like greater stitchwort, but the leaves don't look the same as the photo in my Wild flower book.


It looks like common whitlow grass to me.

Purple flowers that open in sunlight but close up at night



i have it in my garden and i have always know it as woodruff.. well that is what my Granddad callled it..

dunno if it is the proper name.. it spread very easily each year it comes up and i find it will tolerate any conditions.


The leaves look wrong for it to be woodruff...


Definitely not woodruff.  If the OP lives near the sea, I would suggest Scurvy Grass.  Not a grass at all, common on road banks.

I am trying to see the lower leaves better  The flower looks like what: We call  milkmaid but in the flower books they call it stitchwort. shall look again when I find the magnifying glass.


@dave warner.. check out the problem solving on home page.. it has weed sin it.. and it does look like yours is chickweed.. sorry i was not looking at picture properly.


The square stems are very distinctive, so it's not stitchwort, or chickweed.

I reckon it is a white version of Claytonia sibirica.  I have pink Claytonia in my garden and it is very pretty but seeds around a lot.  I believe it is rich in Vitamin C and is why it was called miner's lettuce.  The leaves are quite succulent.


Do you live in Cornwall?

Hi All. Penylan I live in Scotland. Whilst we are not on the sea we are very close to the Gare Loch with is a part of the Clyde. I will try take some better photo's next time I am in my friends Garden.



@ Penylan Sue ... looking at some photo's of <span style="background-color: #eeeeee; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">Claytonia sibirica I think you may be right. This is certainly the closest I have seen yet.


AHA!  The Stewarton Flower.  Usually pink so the common name is Pink Purslane, but white in n. Ayrshire.

Yes I also know it as Pink Purslane

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