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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map