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Chaffweed

Centunculus minimus

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Ericales
Family:
Primulaceae (Primrose)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual
Maximum Size:
5 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Heathland, roadsides, seaside, woodland.

Flower:
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Variable in colour, 5 petals
 
Tiny, solitary, pink or white flowers, measuring a mere 1 to 2mm in diameter. They are short-stalked and hidden in the bases of the leaves. The petals are shorter than the sepals.
Fruit:
Tiny, globular fruit.
Leaves:
A low growing, erect annual flower with oval leaves. The leaves are hardly stalked or not stalked at all. The upper leaves are alternate along the stems but lower leaves are in opposite pairs. Found mainly by the coast in southern and western England. Also on the coast in northern and western Ireland.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
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