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 about half the length of the hairy-margined sepals.
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, but easily mistaken as Chickweed by the casual observer. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 426 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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