Plant. Photographer Keir Morse, Oregon, USA

Plant. Photographer Isidro Martinez, Spain

Plants. Photographer Burt Wursten, Zimbabwe

Common Name

Annual Pearlwort, Common Pearlwort, New Zealand Moss




Introduced annual forb about 10cm tall. Leaves opposite each other, 0.3-1cm long, 0.5-1.5mm wide, linear, usually more or less hairy towards the base, apex pointed, usually with a long fine point drawn out into a bristle. Flowers with 4 sepals, green to pale brownish pink, about 2mm long, and 4 petals, minute or absent. Flowers solitary, or in open groups at the tops of the stems.

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