Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Mizen, Co.Cork

Sea Pearlwort
Sagina maritima
Mongán mara
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering time: May-August. Annual. Native.

Tiny flowers with 4 sepals, but petals often very tiny or absent.
Blunt, fleshy, dark green leaves, usually without bristly point.
More/less erect to spreading growth habit. Height: 3-10cm.

Found around Irish coasts on bare ground. Rocks, walls, waste ground,
shingle, dune-slacks, cliff-tops, track-sides.


Photographs: Near Mizen Head, Co.Cork. May 2007

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