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Slender Pearlwort

Sagina filicaulis

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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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:
Annual
Maximum Size:
15 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Gardens, towns, walls.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
Small white flowers. The blunt-tipped sepals have red margins.
Fruit:
A capsule, up to 2mm long.
Leaves:
A small annual flower with simple, linear leaves in tight whorled clusters. The leaves appear together in opposite pairs on the stems.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
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