Annual Pearlwort - Sagina apetala

Description

Low plant with ascending stems. Leaves long-pointed, not forming a rosette. Flowers solitary, four-parted 2 to 4 mm petals minute, soon falling.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Dry ground, sandy places, old walls and crevices.

When to see it

Flowering April to August.

Life History

Annual.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain though rare in northern Scotland.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 57 of the 617 tetrads.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map