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Fine-leaved Sandwort

Minuartia hybrida

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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:
20 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, rocks, walls, wasteland.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
Small white flowers on long stalks. The sepals are pointed and much longer than the petals. The sepals are also veined and have white edges.
Fruit:
The fruit is a linear capsule.
Leaves:
An annual flower with very narrow and slender, linear leaves, often curved. The untoothed leaves are in opposite pairs along the stems. Can be found on chalk and limestone.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
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