Blue Star Creeper - Pratia pedunculata

Description

A ground covering plant with very small, blue, five petalled star-shaped flowers.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Usually found as an escape from cultivation and close to habitation on road verges and waste ground.

When to see it

Flowers in May and June but may continue later into summer.

Life History

Creeping perennial and quite invasive - plants 2 or 3 square inches can form an expanding patch 10 to15 feet wide within 2 or 3 years spreading on underground rhizomes.

UK Status

Little recorded in Britain.

VC55 Status

It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

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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

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