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Sea Pearlwort

Sagina maritima

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual
Maximum Size:
15 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Mountains, roadsides, saltmarshes, sand dunes, sea cliffs, seaside, walls, wasteland.

Flower:
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Green, no petals
 
Flowers have 4 minute, pale green sepals. There are no petals. Each flower is 2 or 3mm in diameter.
Fruit:
An upright capsule that is purple-edged and with hooded sepals.
Leaves:
Purplish-green, fleshy stems. The leaves are thick and blunt. Annual. Usually coastal but frequently found inland on salted roadsides.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Distribution Map

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