Can you identify this plant?

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Can you identify this plant?

Post: #284862 doofaloofa
Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:43 pm

It is growing in largish patches, on and around rock

The ground is neglected pasture/heathland in the process of being restored

It seems to spread via the creeping leaves and is quite tolerant of wet ground

In SW Ireland

Any ideas?
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Re: Can you identify this plant?

Post: #284864 diggernotdreamer
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:20 pm

Not a scooby, but it is really pretty, looks sedum like doesn't it

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Re: Can you identify this plant?

Post: #284865 doofaloofa
Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:34 pm

The closest i have got is Purple Saxifrage, only the leaves are wrong

Sedum leaves are fleshy aren't they?

These leaves are more reminiscent of cress
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Re: Can you identify this plant?

Post: #284866 Green Aura
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:30 pm

The leaves look like some relative of purslane, but I've never seen it in flower. It's very pretty though. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Can you identify this plant?

Post: #284879 doofaloofa
Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:31 pm

ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Re: Can you identify this plant?

Post: #284881 diggernotdreamer
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:03 pm

nice to know. That would not be a plant I have ever come across in the wild, will have to go to the bog and see if there are some near me, I have seen a few things up there I was not familiar with


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