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StaceyjStaceyj Posts: 60
Hello lovely people. For the second year I have left our front garden to grow as and do as it likes. It was pretty and insect friendly last year and I hope it will be even better this year.
I have a mystery flower though. It is so pretty and I love it but I have searched wild flower id pages and books but can't find a definitive answer as to what it is.
Can anyone help please?


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,528
    Hello Stacyj. I think your plant is Meadow saxifrage. Very pretty.
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  • StaceyjStaceyj Posts: 60
    Thank you Ladybird4. Looking at pictures, I think you are right although this doesn't seem overly mossy at the base as it's described.
  • bcpathomebcpathome Buckinghamshire Posts: 752
    I agree with ladybird 4 .The colloquial name for them is shirt buttons.
  • StaceyjStaceyj Posts: 60
    Love that! Thank you bcpathome!
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  • StaceyjStaceyj Posts: 60
    Just had a look at that and I don't think so alexwildliferescue. It looks similar but the petals are different as are the leaves. Very pretty plant too though. Would be happy to have that! Thank you.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,201
    Not Cerastium - the foliage on it is quite noticeably grey  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,027
    A picture of Meadow Saxifrage for comparison. Looks the same to me.

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,151
    Saxifraga granulata...common name meadow saxifrage seems to fit well.
    Pics below.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • StaceyjStaceyj Posts: 60
    Thank you punkdoc and Silver surfer. Definitely meadow saxifrage! Question answered. Thank you everyone who took the trouble to comment. Much appreciated  :)
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