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Knotted Pearlwort

Sagina nodosa

Plant Data

Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
5 unnotched white petals reaching up to 1cm across. Our largest flowered Pearlwort in the UK.
Fruit:
Dull yellow, egg-shaped capsule. 4 or 5 valves, usually 5.
Leaves:
Basal rosette and stem leaves are both present. The stalkless stem leaves are positioned in opposite pairs and get smaller towards the top. The linear leaves are untoothed and thread-like, smooth and occasionally fleshy.
Maximum Size:
15cm tall.
Other Names:
Knotted Spurrey, Lawn Pearlwort.
Habitats:
Beaches, cliffs, grassland, heathland, lawns, meadows, mountains, rocks, sand dunes, seaside, wasteland, waterside.