Tunicflower - Petrorhagia saxifraga
A low growing, sometimes mat forming, much branched plant with masses of pale pink flowers and fine thin leaves.
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It is usually encountered as a casual on walls, railway banks and roadsides having escaped from cultivation. It prefers dry or disturbed soils as it is easily out competed by more robust plants.
Flowering June to August or September.
Just a scattering of records from across Britain.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015