Three-nerved Sandwort - Moehringia trinervia
Low to short, rather straggling plant, shoots hairy, leaves oval, 3 to 5 veined the lower ones stalked. Flowers white 4 to 7 mm, solitary, or several on slender hairy stalks, five parted. Petals are not split ('bifid') or notched, and about half the length of the hairy-margined sepals.
Sandworts (Arenaria); Chickweeds and Mouse-ear Chickweed
Flowers similar to Arenaria. Leaves have 3-5 distinct veins instead of one central vein. In shady places, not open dry habitats
A general photo of the plant, plus a close-up showing leaves
Woods and other shady habitats, occasionally in more open places.
May and June.
Annual plant sometimes overwintering.
Found fairly frequently throughout Britain, though scarce in the extreme north.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 426 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, occasional
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