West Highland Flora

Heath Pearlwort


Sagina subulata

 

Sagina subulata

Photo Carl Farmer
17 Jul 2003 Storr, Skye
Flower 4.5 mm across

Occasional on bare gravel or stony ground, at any altitude but especially fond of mountain scree.

Flower diameter c 4-5 mm

ID: Linear leaves with a bristle-like point at the tip which is > 3/4 x leaf-width on most leaves.  Forms cushions with central rosette not flowering (examine several).  10 stamens, 5 petals.

Other features: Looks very like Procumbent Pearlwort but with much more showy flowers.  Usually has gland-hairs on the calyx and its stalk.  These can be seen in the picture on the left below.

 

 

Sagina subulata

Photo Carl Farmer
17 Jul 2003 Storr, Skye
Bud 2.7 mm long

  Sagina subulata

Photo Carl Farmer
17 Jul 2003 Storr, Skye
Flower 4.5 mm across


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