One of Europe's smallest flowering plants. Solitary flowers in leaf axils, 5 tiny sepals, smaller pinkish, 5-lobed corolla. Stalkless stem leaves are usually alternate, oval, un-toothed and hairless. Thin black line round underside. Height 2-7cm.
Occurs on bare, damp, sandy, usually acidic ground. Often coastal, dunes, forestry tracks, heathland paths. Often found with Allseed, Radiola linoides.
Chaffweed, Anagalis minima. June 2009