Upright Chickweed - Moenchia erecta

    Description

    A very short, erect, white flowered plant with greyish glaucous leaves.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Sandy habitats such as sandy grassland and dunes.

    When to see it

    Flowers April to June.

    Life History

    Annual

    UK Status

    Occasional in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 5 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map