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Discussion in 'Wabi-Kusa' started by cbaum86, 4 Jan 2020.

  1. cbaum86

    cbaum86 Member

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    Can anyone tell me what the little plants growing in the middle of the moss with the flowering stem are please. They've just grown from some moss I acquired from the side of a canal. Will they get big or stay relatively small? [​IMG]

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  2. dw1305

    dw1305 Expert

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    Hi all,
    It is “Whitlow grass” (Erophila verna agg.). Not real grass, but a Crucifer.

    It has four white petals, but they are deeply split into two. You also have a Cerastium, C. glomeratum ( Clustered Mouse-ear), the pale green hairy leaf.

    Cheers Darrel
     
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  3. Geoffrey Rea

    Geoffrey Rea Member

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    You never fail to amaze @dw1305 :lol:
     
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  4. dw1305

    dw1305 Expert

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    Hi all,
    They are annuals, so will die after flowering.

    That is as big as the Whitlow grass will get. The <"Mouse-ear"> will branch up to about 10cm, and also has a little white flower with bifid petals, but this time with five petals.
    My wife often says that, although in her case I don't think it is intended as a compliment.

    I'm good with the <"ID for the UK flora">, and they are actually both <"quite distinctive plants">, and growing in the right place.

    cheers Darrel
     
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