The combination of white, five petalled flowers on a loosely branched and often sticky flower stem and the long-stalked, kidney shaped leaves which encircle the base of the flower is distinctive. No other wildflower in Norfolk, which might be found in flower between April and June, shares these characteristics. Superficially the white-flowered stitchworts, which can also be seen along road-verges in spring, might appear similar, but stitchworts have long, thin leaves. Meadow saxifrage plants may develop small brown bead-like bilbils at the base of the lower leaves, a useful way of identifying this species when it’s not in flower. The leaves remain green.