Sagina maritima   Sea Pearlwort C DD N

Sagina maritima

Like many pearlworts this is easily overlooked being procumbent and with very small flowers. As can be seen the petals are either very, very small or absent, the leaves are dark green and quite succulent. Apart from the occasional oddity inland, this is entirely coastal in its distribution over virtually all the coastline of the British Islands.

Jetty at Lamb's Head, off Ring of Kerry, Ireland 22nd May 2005

Added on November 18th 2005, updated 23rd January 2012, updated 16th Nov 2014

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