Irish wildflowers

Annual Knawel, Scleranthus annuus
Photos: Co. Wexford

Annual Knawel
Scleranthus annuus
Cabhair Mhuire
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering June - August. Annual or biennial. Native.

Minute flowers without petals, five greenish sepals edged with white. Flowers terminal and in leaf axils. Pairs of linear-pointed leaves. Low, spreading plant, usually annual.

Very rare, found on dry gravel or sandy tracks, waste ground, arable land.

Annual Knawel, Scleranthus annuus       Annual Knawel, Scleranthus annuus


Annual Knawel, Scleranthus annuus


Annual Knawel, Scleranthus annuus
Annual Knawel, Scleranthus annuus. June 2010

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