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Procumbent Pearlwort

Sagina procumbens

Plant Data

Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Green, 4 petals
 
White or pale green flowers, usually 4 petals but sometimes none, and rarely 5. Sepals much shorter than petals. The minute flowers are borne on long stalks.
Fruit:
Roundish, dull yellow, 4-valved capsule.
Leaves:
Mat-forming and resembles moss. The stalkless leaves are opposite along the stems and are thread-like. Hairless and spreads outwards from the centre of the basal rosette of leaves. Roots at the leaf nodes. The untoothed leaves are tipped with short bristle.
Maximum Size:
20 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Arctic Pearlwort, Beads, Birdeye Pearlwort, Matted Pearlwort.
Frequency (UK):
Abundant
Habitats:
Ditches, farmland, gardens, grassland, lawns, meadows, mountains, roadsides, rocks, walls, wasteland, woodland.