Sibthorpia europaea Veronicaceae Cornish Moneywort

Sibthorpia europaea nnkb

Description - A small, creeping plant, with palmate- lobed leaves rounded in outline. The flowers are very inconspicuous, occurring at the base of the leaves, pinkish, on a short stem.

Habitat - Always in very wet areas; the banks of streams, sometimes in grass that is often flooded i.e. near a spring.

Comments - This plant is very rare in Guernsey, but due to its small size it may be overlooked. It cannot compete with coarse vegetation. It is only recorded in the south of the island at present, along streamsides and in some of the cliff valleys.



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