Crosswort - Cruciata laevipes
Short to medium, softly hairy plant with creeping stock and square stems, branched near the base. Leaves oval in whorls of four, three veined. Flowers are yellow, honey scented, 2 to 2.5 mm in clusters forming whorls at the base of the leaves.
Ditches and road verges.
April to June.
Fairly frequent over much of Britain, though not common. It is much scarcer in northern Scotland, west Wales and the south-west of England.
Occasional and declining in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 181 of the 617 tetrads.
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