FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Sagina procumbens, Procumbent Pearlwort, Skammkrækill

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 Skammkrækill.

A brief introduction to Iceland plants
Text & Photographs by Dick Vuijk
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Other Pink family members

Other Pink family members

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Natural History of Iceland Site  in Dutch

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