Eastern Sowbread - Cyclamen coum
The leaves tend to be much more rounded than Cyclamen hederifolium and the flowers have a basal M-shaped purple zone on each corolla lobe.
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Often found as a garden escape and close to habitation.
Flowers in the very early spring from January through to April.
Infrequent but widespread in the wild in England and Wales.
Rarely recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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