Pink Purslane - Claytonia sibirica


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

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

When to see it

April to July.

Life History


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


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

UK Map