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I've got these two beauties growing wild in my garden at the moment. I think the purply one may be flax, but I have no idea about the other:
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In reply to HAZY:
Out of curiosity (no dead cats were involved) I used Google Lens on Clare's photos. It agreed with your ID for the first photo as Flax. However, for the second photo it came up with Pink Wood Sorrel which is a type of Oxalis. Now, I'm no expert on flowers but it might be worth checking out because to my untutored eye it looked a pretty good match. You might need to look at the leaves Clare.
I've been quite impressed by Google Lens on identifying things not just flowers. All this artificial intelligence is beyond me but then I haven't got much of it - normal or artificial. LOL
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In reply to TeeJay:
TeeJay said:It agreed with your ID for the first photo as Flax. However, for the second photo it came up with Pink Wood Sorrel which is a type of Oxalis. Now, I'm no expert on flowers but it might be worth checking out
Well found Tony, I wasn't totally sure so good to know what it is. Thanks for your research.
I've got more snaps of the pink flower, with leaves:
In reply to Clare:
Thanks for the additional photos, Clare. From the leaves I would say that it confirms it as Pink Sorrel (Oxalis articulata). Although it's not native I think it's very pretty and not a threat to native species.
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