Upright Chickweed - Moenchia erecta
A very short, erect, white flowered plant with greyish glaucous leaves. 4 petals, unlike other plants in this family.
Close-up of flowers and general photo of plant in habitat.
Sandy habitats such as sandy grassland and dunes.
Flowers April to June.
Occasional in Britain.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 5 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Rare, dry heath-grassland. It is on the local VC55 Rare Plants Register
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