Parsley-piert - Aphanes arvensis
Low to short, hairy, often prostrate plant, branching from the base. Leaves pale green, 3 lobed. Flowers tiny 1.5 to 2 mm, green, petal less in tight leaf-opposed clusters.
Slender Parsley Piert (Aphanes australis) is quite similar and it is recommended that a specimen is checked by an expert in order to be certain of identification.
Bare ground and waste places.
April to October.
Widespread in Britain except in the extreme north-west.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland but easily overlooked. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 94 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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