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cbaum86

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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?
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dw1305

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Hi all,
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?
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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
 

dw1305

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Hi all,
Will they get big or stay relatively small?
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.
You never fail to amaze
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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