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Annual Pearlwort


This is such a tiny, inconspicuous flower that I am sure I have overlooked many times before. Being so small it also not easy to photograph hence the blurred picture! It occurs on dry sandy ground where the grass is sparse; this means usually paths or walls with some degree of soil on them. It is common where it occurs but has pretty specific habitat requirements which make it local over all!

You might have difficulty in seeing the petals in my photograph. That is because it has no petals, only green sepals.


 

Common Name Annual Pearlwort
Scientific Name Sagina apetala
Species Group Campion Family Caryophyllaceae
Status
Interest Level
2
Visabile
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Status Frequent
Flower Colour Group White
Visible
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Preferred Environment
Look for Small plant with flowers hardly visible sprawling but not in mats
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Campion Family Caryophyllaceae