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Sagina nivalis L.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Snow Pearlwort

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

Habitats
Mountains
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found only in Scotland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during June, July and August.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Latin Synonyms


Spergella intermedia
Sagina intermedia