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Iceland Purslane

Koenigia islandica

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Polygonaceae (Dock)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual
Maximum Size:
20 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Mountains, rocks, wetland.

Flower:
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White, 3 petals
 
Minute, greenish-white flowers, often without petals.
Fruit:
The fruit is a 3-angled nut.
Leaves:
A prostrate annual flower with oval, stalkless leaves and reddish stems. Some leaves also turn red. Can be found on the Isle of Skye and Mull.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
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