Pink Purslane - Claytonia sibirica

Description

Low, hairless plant. Basal leaves in lax rosette, oval, stalked. Stem leaves not closely united. Flowers, pink, rarely white 8 to 10 mm, the petals deeply notched.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Damp habitats, woods and shady stream banks on acid sandy soil.

When to see it

April to July.

Life History

Annual

UK Status

Naturalised and fairly widespread but local in Britain.

VC55 Status

Uncommon and local in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 6 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map