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Annual Pearlwort

This is such a tiny, inconspicuous flower that I am sure I have overlooked many times before. Being so small it also not easy to photograph hence the blurred picture! It occurs on dry sandy ground where the grass is sparse; this means usually paths or walls with some degree of soil on them. It is common where it occurs but has pretty specific habitat requirements which make it local over all!

You might have difficulty in seeing the petals in my photograph. That is because it has no petals, only green sepals.


The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Common Name Annual Pearlwort
Scientific Name Sagina apetala
Family Campion Family - Caryophyllaceae
Status Frequent
Interest Level
Related Species - CLICK TO VIEW Campion (or pink) Family - caryophyllaceae
Flower Colour Group White
Flower Visible
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Look for Small plant with flowers hardly visible sprawling but not in mats

This species is often found in these habitats:

Habitat(s) Relationship
BF: Fringes - roadsides, bare ground & wasteland Associated
Name of species Annual Pearlwort
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