Mind-your-own-business - Soleirolia soleirolii

Description

Low, creeping, mat forming plant with slender stems rooting at the nodes. Leaves small, rounded having principal veins raised on lower surface. Flowers very tiny, pinkish, unisexual at the base of the leaves.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Damp stone walls, steps and greenhouses and often around houses and gardens.

When to see it

Flowers May to August.

Life History

Evergreen perennial.

UK Status

Fairly frequent throughout Britain, especially in the south-west.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent and almost certainly under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 4 of the 617 tetrads.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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