Irish wildflowers

Fine-leaved Sandwort
Minuartia hybrida
Gaineamhlus mín
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering July-September. Annual. Introduced.
Many small white flowers, petals shorter than acute-angled sepals. No non-flowering shoots. Few leaves, narrow, straight or recurved. Slender, often erect plant. Stems 15-30cm.

Rare casual on dry bare ground, walls, paths, roadsides. Previously a colonist of railway tracks in central Ireland, now much decreased due to use of herbicides.

Correction: Photographs previously shown were
Thyme-leaved Sandwort, Arenaria serpyllifolia Correction by Paul Green

Fine-leaved Sandwort. Dungarvan, Co.Waterford and Toons Bridge, Co.Cork.

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