Annual Knawel - Scleranthus annuus
Variable, low, spiky looking plant with ascending stems. Flower clusters exceeded by bracts, sepals pointed with narrow, membranous margins.
Dry sandy, grassy and gravelly habitats on open, acid soils.
May to October.
Annual or biennial.
Widespread but local in Britain.
Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 10 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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