Sand Spurrey - Spergularia rubra
Short, stickily hairy plant. Leaves fleshy, semi-cylindrical in whorls and end in a short bristle, the flowers are pink and have five petals.
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Records must be verified by a County Recorder from a specimen or series of photos
Dry waste places, bare and cultivated land.
Flowers between May and early September.
Annual or biennial.
Widespread in much of Britain, but sometimes local.
In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 30 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, scarce and confined to Charnwood Forest and Croft.
It is on the Rare Plant Register
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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