Claytonia Sibirica, Pink Purslane



Common name:
Pink purslane
Scientific name:
Claytonia sibirica
Main flower color:
Range:
All of the UK except far north Scotland; an introduced species
Height:
Up to 40 cm
Habitat:
Damp woodland and grassland, streambanks
Flowers:
Up to 20 mm in diameter; five pale pink petals, crossed by darker, lengthwise veins, and shallowly notched at the tip, and two broad green sepals, fused only towards the base. There are five stamens, with curving white filaments and pink anthers
Leaves:
Broad, ovate, long-stalked near the base, and one stalkless, opposite pair along the stem
Season:
April to June
Rarity:
★★★★★