Herniaria glabra L.


Annual or perennial herb. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, small, to 4 mm long or so. Flowers axillary on short stalks. Petals minute, white; summer.

Europe, N Africa, Turkey to C Asia

Grown as a herb, purportedly with a range of medicinal properties, also forming an effective ground cover but may have weed potential.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Caryophyllaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Caryophyllaceae
genus        Herniaria L.