130866 FIELD MADDER Sherardia arvensis (Rubiaceae) Creeping
Low-growing, hairy annual with square stems. Found on arable and disturbed land. FLOWERS are 3-5mm across and pinkish with 4 corolla lobes; borne in small heads (May-Sep). FRUITS are nutlets. LEAVES are narrow, oval and arranged in whorls of 4-6 along the stems. STATUS-Widespread; rather common in the S but becoming scarce further N.