Which flowers, please?

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:

All help gratefully accepted.

Many thanks!

Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • Hello Clare, I'm no flower expert but would tend to agree with your first flower ID as a wild flax. The second flower looks like its growing through nettles? if you can see the leaves it might be a wild geranium otherwise I'm not sure.


    Tony

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  • Hi Clare, I agree with Tony with Flax for the first and geranium for the 2nd which could be something like Endressii Pink Cranesbill

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  • In reply to HAZY:

    I was struggling to get Cranesbill to come to mind Hazel, thanks.


    Tony

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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.   

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to TeeJay:

    I use google lens quite often, Tony, and although I think it's a very good tool, to me it seems to err towards US species quite often, perhaps unsurprisingly!
  • Many thanks, everyone! I must get a snap of the leaves from the second flower when it stops raining.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • I've got more snaps of the pink flower, with leaves:

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • 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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  • In reply to Clare:

    The leaves confirm Tonys first suggestion, the leaves have it!


    Tony

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