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Unknown flower

West Somerset, England Eng

Can anyone put a name to this pretty little plant please?




Saponaria officinalis rosea?

29 Apr, 2008


Thank you - I'll check it out.

29 Apr, 2008


No, having looked, I don't think so, it's not tall enough - it's only about 3-4" high.

29 Apr, 2008


Hi Spritz this growing in your woodland setting? perhaps you have a better pic than me but flowers look similar to Cardamine pratensis ( ladys smock) .

29 Apr, 2008


No, this one is growing in the sunniest part of the garden. I agree- the photo does not do it justice - it's bright pink! It isn't Lady's smock. I'll try again with the Nikon tomorrow - it captures colours better than my little camera.

29 Apr, 2008


Of interest Saponaria( soap wort) was and still can be used for cleaning tapestry. The large one Saponaria Officionalis ( Bouncing Bet) is often found in old gardens at grand houses. Whatever you do ,don't introduce it into a small garden it is a real thug.

30 Apr, 2008

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