Procumbent Pearlwort - Sagina procumbens
Low, hairless mat-forming plant spreading outwards from central leaf rosette, and rooting at the nodes. Leaves bristle tipped. Flowers solitary 4 parted petals minute or absent 2 to 4 mm. Fruit with spreading sepals.
Perennial, so with non-flowering shoots. 0 petals, or petals half as long as sepals
A general photo of plant in habitat
Damp, bare and often shaded places.
May to September.
Fairly common throughout Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 340 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, frequent
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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