Irish wildflowers

Chaffweed, Anagalis minima


Chaffweed, Anagalis minima

Chaffweed
Anagallis minima
Falcaire beag
Family: Primulaceae

Flowering June - July. Annual. Native.

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       Chaffweed, Anagalis minima


Chaffweed, Anagalis minima
Chaffweed, Anagalis minima. June 2009

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