Sagina procumbens   Procumbent Pearlwort CC D N

Sagina procumbens

This is probably the commonest Pearlwort and its procumbent habit allows it to invade the cracks in pavements and drives and on rocks on the rockery where it looks like moss. The dark green succulent looking leaves have a point at the end and the petals are usually very small if present.

Sagina procumbens is a very common plant and occurs in all parts of the British Isles including the outer islands of St Kilda and Shetland.

Wall of Bishopthorpe Palace, Bishopthorpe, near York 27th April 2005

Added on November 18th 2005, updated 24th January 2012, updated 16th Nov 2014

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