Sagina filicaulis

    Alt Name
    Slender Pearlwort, Sagina apetala ssp. filicaulis

    There are several similar members of the Pearlwort family, but Sagina filicaulis usually has distinctive red margins to the sepals, excessively protruding fruit, and some of the sepals at right angles.

    Identification difficulty

    Dry ground, sandy places, old walls and crevices.

    When to see it

    Flowering April to August.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Status in Britain is difficult to determine as records seem to be rather confused.

    VC55 Status

    The status of Sagina filicaulis in Leicestershire and Rutland is uncertain at present. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map