Flora of Northern Ireland
Sagina procumbens
© Graham Day
Sagina procumbens
(Map updated: March 2008)

A perennial mat-forming plant with narrow leaves, ending in a bristle-like point, and tiny flowers which usually have no petals, or occasionally have 4 minute green petals. It grows in a variety of situations such as lawns, flower beds, pathways, walls, stream-sides, ditches and in short grass. It is very common and widespread and ascends to quite high altitudes in the hills (to about 1400 feet or 420 metres).

It is also known as the 'mossy pearlwort'.

All names: Sagina procumbens L.