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Thing....* *Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.* Marie Louise De La Ramee

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Delicate and now identified!

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These tiny delicate mauve flowers were growing in patches at the side of a rural road. I don't know what they are.


Spiderbaby says:

Looks like Cuckoo flower to me. Were the leaves all trailing close to the ground on long stems with little round leaves on them? The whole plant about 6 inches or so tall?
Pretty, what ever it may be :)

13th Apr 2009, 18:31

hildegard says:

Spiderbaby's theory sounds good to me. Cardamine Pratensis, if that seems any more convincing. ;)
Comparisons here; http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/cruciferae/cardamine-pratensis.htm

13th Apr 2009, 18:41

Craft says:

Thank you so much you two, you're too good to me! Once I'd been pointed in the right direction I found another name...Lady's Smock.

Edit: Also, it was in a quite damp valley area that I saw the flowers, bearing out the habitat described in the references.

13th Apr 2009, 20:02

Caine says:

So pale and ethereal. Lovely shot.

14th Apr 2009, 03:50

Craft says:

Yes Caine, they're really tiny.

Yes GD, very good to learn another flower name.

14th Apr 2009, 13:24