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A new small flowering plant ID, please.

soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

Hi, I'm back for another ID of a small flower in my new back garden border. This one shouldn't be difficult as it has a very distinctive petal arrangement. It's about 25cm tall, branching and with ovoid leaves.



  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    I don't know but it looks very pretty.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    I don't recognise it either but leaves, growth habit and anthers are very fuchsia-like.  Maybe some form with 4 large sepals and tiny (invisible) petals?

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 3,502

    Could it be clarkia?

    Wearside, England.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,424

    Yes, Clarkia, now Godetia

    Or is the other way roundimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

    Thanks everyone, you've helped me get a defintive ID, its Clarkia unguiculata, elegant clarkia, or mountain garland, a woodland plant endemic to California. There's quite a few now growing in my new border. I've had and have still got other Clarkia species, but this is a lovely first.

    BTW, Bobthegardener, the petals are the pink spade-like parts, the sepals are fused in a cup shape beneath the corolla. There are a few of the species that have this arrangement, although rarer than this one and with some gorgeous colouration in the petals. See the wikipedia page on Clarkias.

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