Brookweed - Samolus valerandi
Low to short creeping plant; leaves oval or spoon shaped, pale green, in a basal rosette and alternate up the stem. Flowers white, cup shaped, 2 to 3 mm, petals joined to half way.
As this is on the local VC55 Rare Plant Register, a photo is needed for verification
Damp shaded habitats, pool, river and stream margins, ditches etc.
Flowers June to August.
Previously almost exclusively coastal, but becoming more frequent inland now.
Infrequent but probably increasing in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 3 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, and is on the Rare Plant Register
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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