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.
Dry waste places, bare and cultivated land.
Flowers between May and early September.
Annual or biennial.
Widespread in much of Britain, but sometimes local.
Locally frequent in Charnwood forest, occasional elsewhere. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 30 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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