Irish wildflowers

Three-nerved Sandwort, Moehringia trinervia, Gaineamhlus féitheach
Photos: Co.Waterford

Three-nerved Sandwort
Moehringia trinervia
Gaineamhlus féitheach
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering April - July. Annual. Native.

Small white flowers, 5 undivided petals. Sepals with membraneous margins,
2x longer than petals. Leaves with 3 unbranched veins. Slightly downy plant.
Slender stems, to 25cm.

Shady woods, hedgebanks. Occasional N, E, S Ireland, rare in W.

Similar: Chickweed, Stellaria media

Three-nerved Sandwort, Co.Waterford. May 2008

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