Plant ID forum: The mistery of the small traveller

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
jujuwolf
Nov 26, 2018 2:29 PM CST
Hello,
I live in the Netherlands and have noticed a small plant in front of the house I live in. The owner said this plant has been growing in the same spot since this summer and flowering regardless of the season. Right now, temperatures dropped close to freezing point, but the plant is still growing and even started developing new shoots from the bottom.
The plant is currenlty about 10 cm tall. The most distinctive feature of the plant is the flower, which is pink in color. The 5 petals are fused together and, from the back, two of them elongate into leaf spurs (like you would see in the genus Aquilegia).
I'm very fascinated by this small creature and am attempting to trasfer it to a pot. My hope is that the seed pods will riped and allow me to propagate this small wonder of nature.

If anybody can help me identify it, I would be very grateful!
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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Region: United Kingdom Plant Identifier
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Silversurfer
Nov 26, 2018 3:48 PM CST
Welcome to the forums!

Looks like Diascia sp.
This has 2 spurs on the back of the flower.

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Enkhuizen, The Netherlands
jujuwolf
Dec 5, 2018 7:25 AM CST
Wow! That was fast and efficient!

Thank you so much for your help, Silversurfer.

I hope that by harvesting the seeds of this plant I can obtain similarly small plants next year. The reason for the size could also just be the consequence of the small pot it was inside before, but still, if it was just that I would have expected it to grow more.

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