Field Madder - Sherardia arvensis
This plant has small pink to lilac flowers with four petals. The leaves vary from hairless to being covered in thick bristles and are in whorls of between 4 and 6.
Arable land and waste places.
May to August.
Widespread but local throughout Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 28 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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