FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Sagina procumbens, procumbent pearlwort

Sagina procumbens; The procumbent pearlwort is a rather small plant with small flowers. These flowers are usually green because the white petals are nearly always missing leaving the sepals as the flower color-defining organs. The flowers develop on trailing stems sprouting from a central rosette. The plant usually grows on damp gravel-rich soils and is wide-spread over Iceland.
It is a member of the Pink family (Caryophyllaceae). The Icelandic name of this species is Skammkr├Žkill.

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A brief introduction to Iceland plants
Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk - unless stated otherwise


Detailed view of flower
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Reload first photo of the Procumbent Pearlwort

Detailed view of flower

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Reload first photo of the Procumbent Pearlwort

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