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KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,621
Think this might be a Geranium, but don’t recognise it as anything I planted.  

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  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    Are you sure that flower is part of the plant?   It looks very small in comparison to the leaf.   The leaf reminds me of chrysanthemum.
  • The flower looks like a Silene, but the leaves do not.
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,621
    The flower is definitely from the same plant.  Perhaps they have not fully opened. They are only just opening.  
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,343
    edited April 2018
    The leaves look to me like Creeping or Meadow Buttercup. 

    The flower isn't a buttercup but not sure what it is ...  looks a bit like Corn Cockle (Lychnis githago/Agrostemma githago) .... it's rare in the wild nowadays  but sometimes included in some wild flower/meadow type seed mixes  ... did you sow anything like that last year?  ... it's early for it to be flowering too, but ... 

    Have a look and see what you think ... 

    https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Agrostemma+githago

    Where's @nutcutlet?
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  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 566
    It is a geranium, or cranes’s bill, but I’m not sure which one.  
    East Anglia
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,621
    The foliage doesn't look like Corncockle.  I do think it is some sort of Cranesbill, I'm sure Nutcutlet will solve the mystery soon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,875
    It’s a Cranes Bill geranium, I think misleading because it’s dropped some petals.  
    Should be 5 pictures shows only 4. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,631
    KeenOnGreen, have a look at Geranium Molle or sometimes called Doves Foot Cranesbill. They can vary in colour tones, but are quite small too. I agree it is most likely to be a Cranesbill.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,343
    @Lyn  :)  does the Cranesbill geranium have those elongated calyces behind the petals? It's not a feature I remember and they're not shown in the illustrations in my books.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,875
    I think so.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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