130200 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.