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A very distinctive , nothing else quite like it (in )

Greater stitchwort - Tursarain-mhòr - Stellaria holostea

What looks like two petals is in fact one petal with a very deep incision. In consequence the petals are very delicate. You can see one petal is broken in half in photo 1. That photo also shows two blooms about to open, and several buds.

Each flower has a total of 5 petals.

The Lesser Stitchwort is similar, but has very prominent sepals which makes identification easy. The petals have even deeper incisions

I don't have a photo of the Lesser Stitchwort (yet), so here is one from Wikipedia.

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