Can anybody please help me identify this plant? A number of them were growing in some unmown lawn here in Ireland.

Initially I thought it was a type of speedwell, but I'm not so sure.

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This one is called Cardamine pratensis (Cuckoo Flower). Significant features are the pinnate leaf, small leaflets with entire edges, colour (can be pink or white) and the blooming time. The wiki page has a good closeup of the flower, so to check this ID you could compare the flower parts to your plants to see if they match up.

  • Ah! You're absolutely correct. Thank you for your help!
    – user30092
    Commented May 14, 2020 at 19:09
  • @user30092 congratulations, that's a lovely wildflower. Commented May 28, 2020 at 14:49

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