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Strange Plant
by davidcarla • Sat 12 Apr 2014 18:30

We have noticed this strange plant growing on the bank of the small river that runs through our garden. It is in deep shade and has no leaves that we can see. The flowers stand about 60mm tall. Can anyone help identifying it?
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Re: Strange Plant
by edmoraz • Mon 14 Apr 2014 20:07

I have no idea but will have a look on internet , it looks very dainty .

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Re: Strange Plant
by smilespwp • Tue 15 Apr 2014 09:29

Maybe a better image showing the associated leaves/foliage might help to better identify it. The only leaf I can spot there, is ivy, but the flower doesn't look like any ivy flowers I have seen. There again, I don't profess to be an expert.

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Brian
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Re: Strange Plant
by edmoraz • Tue 15 Apr 2014 18:44

The flower looks very much like a cyclamen.

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Re: Strange Plant
by Pamski • Tue 15 Apr 2014 20:28

It's purple toothwort. We found some last year and tracked it down. It grows in association with alders, near water usually. Fabulous plant!

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Re: Strange Plant
by Creusebear • Fri 18 Apr 2014 18:44

What a great name! I found this illustration which shows it a little more clearly. Wonderful flower - I wish I could find some of those in my garden.

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Re: Strange Plant
by JulieR • Sun 20 Apr 2014 09:22

seen lots of those about recently in the grass and wondered what they were, so thanks
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Re: Strange Plant
by davidcarla • Fri 02 May 2014 10:19

Thank you all. Great! we know what it is now. The plant is growing in several places and seems quite tough.
Thanks
Dave and Carla

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