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Sagina procumbens (L.) Karst.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Common Pearlwort

 

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Habitats
Cultivated land
Ditches
Short turf
Description of Genus

Annual and perennial herbs. The leaves are narrow and pointed. The 4 or 5 sepals are not fused. Petals may be absent, but if they are present then they are white and not notched or cut.

Whole plant of Sagina procumbens
Quentin Groom
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during April, June, July and August.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Mastkraut