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Perennial Knawel

Scleranthus perennis

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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:
Biennial or Perennial
Maximum Size:
15 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, heathland, roadsides, rocks.

Flower:
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Green, 5 petals
 
Dense clusters of green flowers. Flowers are about 5mm across. 10 stamens.
Fruit:
A long achene, 3 to 4mm in size.
Leaves:
A biennial or perennial flower with stems, woody at their bases. The stalkless, narrowly lance-shaped, pointed leaves are bluish-green, in opposite pairs along the stems. Needle-like.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
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