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FIELD MADDER Sherardia arvensis (Rubiaceae) Creeping<br />
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.
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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.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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