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KNOTTED PEARLWORT Sagina nodosa (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 12cm. Wiry perennial; stems look ‘knotted’ due to clustered arrangement of leaves. Found on damp, sandy soils; often coastal. FLOWERS are white, 5-petalled (petals twice as long as sepals) and 10mm across, with 5 styles (cf Spring Sandwort, pxxx) (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are short and clustered. STATUS-Widespread but local.
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KNOTTED PEARLWORT Sagina nodosa (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 12cm. Wiry perennial; stems look ‘knotted’ due to clustered arrangement of leaves. Found on damp, sandy soils; often coastal. FLOWERS are white, 5-petalled (petals twice as long as sepals) and 10mm across, with 5 styles (cf Spring Sandwort, pxxx) (Jul-Sep). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are short and clustered. STATUS-Widespread but local.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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