Three-veined Sandwort: three nerved leaves | Nature Notes from Dorset

Three-veined sandwort (Moehringia trinervia) has a tiny star shaped flower despite the plant itself being quite sturdy with pointed leaves in opposite pairs. Running the length of the leaves are three distinctive veins (tri-nervia) which give the plant its name; in some books it is actually called three-nerved sandwort. Apart from the leaves its other distinctive feature is its long pointed sepals that extend beyond the petals.
Easily dismissed as lesser stitchwort or, perhaps, a mouse-ear, three-veined sandwort occurs in woodlands on rich soils

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