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Can anyone ID this tiny white flower?  A single flower head is around 2mm across, the  stems are 10mm - 30mm tall growing from a rosette of green and red leaves.  Thank you.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,995
    edited April 2021
    Hi @sarahgooch  and welcome to the forum  :)

    Can we see a photo of the whole plant please?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,379
    edited April 2021
    Looks a bit like a stitchwort to me - the way the petals are grouped together in twos

    edited to say: scrub that suggestion - stitchwort flowers have five sets of petals - yours are in fours
  • sarah goochsarah gooch Posts: 3
    edited April 2021
    Apologies for the poor photo.  This is a rescued one... 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    The Cardamine family have 4 petals (eg C. hirsuta - Hairy bittercress, which also has basal leaf rosettes like that) so something closely related I would suspect.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,987
    Hairy bitter cress doesn’t have divided petals does it?   I’m forever pulling that out here, the seed pods pop and cover everywhere.
    Its something like what we used to call Mouse Ear. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • The flowers are similar to sea mouse ear but the foliage is wrong.  
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