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ANNUAL PEARLWORT Sagina apetala (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 8cm. Straggling, wiry annual of short, dry grassland and bare ground, usually on sandy soils. No basal rosette. FLOWERS have minute greenish petals and 4 longer greenish sepals that spread in fruit; borne on long stems (Apr-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow, bristle-tipped, with hairy margins. STATUS-Widespread and common.
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ANNUAL PEARLWORT Sagina apetala (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 8cm. Straggling, wiry annual of short, dry grassland and bare ground, usually on sandy soils. No basal rosette. FLOWERS have minute greenish petals and 4 longer greenish sepals that spread in fruit; borne on long stems (Apr-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are narrow, bristle-tipped, with hairy margins. STATUS-Widespread and common.

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Date: 4 Jun 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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