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BROOKWEED Samolus valerandi (Primulaceae) Height to 12cm. Hairless and pale green perennial. Found on damp ground, usually on saline or calcareous soils. FLOWERS are 2-3mm across with 5 white petals, joined to halfway; in terminal clusters (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are spherical capsules. LEAVES are spoon-shaped; appear mainly as a basal rosette. STATUS-Widespread but local and mainly coastal.
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BROOKWEED Samolus valerandi (Primulaceae) Height to 12cm. Hairless and pale green perennial. Found on damp ground, usually on saline or calcareous soils. FLOWERS are 2-3mm across with 5 white petals, joined to halfway; in terminal clusters (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are spherical capsules. LEAVES are spoon-shaped; appear mainly as a basal rosette. STATUS-Widespread but local and mainly coastal.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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