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SQUINANCYWORT Asperula cynanchica (Rubiaceae) Height to 15cm.Hairless perennial that is typically rather prostrate; note the 4-angled stems. Found in dry grassland, mainly on chalk or limestone soils. FLOWERS are 3-4mm across, pink, 4-petalled and star-shaped; borne in dense clusters (Jun-Sep). FRUITS are warty nutlets. LEAVES are narrow, variable in length and borne in whorls of 4. STATUS-Locally common in S England only; scarce or absent elsewhere.