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Slender Pearlwort - Sagina filicaulis

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Slender Pearlwort Slender Pearlwort - Sagina filicaulis dylan Floating Harbour and River Avon 30 Apr 2023, 8:24 p.m. 25 Apr 2023, 4:33 p.m.

Species Description

Stace 4:

Sagina filicaulis Jord. (S. micropetala Rauschert, S. apetala auct. non Ard., S. apetala ssp. erecta F. Herm.) - Slender Pearlwort.

Differs from S. apetala in well-developed capsules protruding from sepals by ≥12% (not<10%) of their length; sepals often red (not white) on margins; 2n=12. Native; paths, walls and bare cultivated ground, probably commoner in man-made habitats than S. apetala; Common through most of British Isles.


  • Leaves abruptly protracted into fine point >0.1mm
  • Sepals in at least some flowers patent in fruit, the outer subobtuse to obtuse or hooded.