Farmland, roadsides, rocks, sand dunes, seaside, walls, wasteland, woodland.
Unstalked, tight flower clusters. The clusters are surrounded by prominently toothed, leaflike stipules. The stipules have 5 to 7 lobes. 4 sepals. 1 stamen.
Elliptical, smooth and hairless, yellowish-brown and about 1cm long. Very similar in appearance to Parsley Piert (Aphanes arvensis) but unlike Parsley Piert the fruit lacks the distinct constriction where it joins the erect sepals.