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WATER-PURSLANE Lythrum portula (Lythraceae) Prostrate<br />
Low-growing, creeping and hairless annual. Found on damp, bare ground and also in shallow water, mainly on acid soils. FLOWERS are 1-2mm across, with 6 pinkish petals that are often absent or fallen; borne in leaf axils (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are oval and borne in opposite pairs. STATUS-Locally common throughout.
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WATER-PURSLANE Lythrum portula (Lythraceae) Prostrate
Low-growing, creeping and hairless annual. Found on damp, bare ground and also in shallow water, mainly on acid soils. FLOWERS are 1-2mm across, with 6 pinkish petals that are often absent or fallen; borne in leaf axils (Jun-Oct). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are oval and borne in opposite pairs. STATUS-Locally common throughout.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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