By indexer
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Three-nerved sandwort

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Three-nerved sandwort (Moehringia trinervia) grows in woodland clearings, particularly in nitrate-rich soils. It is found throughout Great Britain, but less commonly in Scotland and Ireland.

It gets its name from the three veins (or nerves) that can be seen on the underside of each leaf. The plant has trailing stems and upright flowering shoots, which can reach as high as 16 inches (40 centimetres) above the ground.

The flowers, which appear from May to July, are white and star-shaped. The five petals are noticeably shorter than the sepals. The seeds produce an oil that is attractive to ants, which are therefore important in helping seed dispersal.
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Violeta Very nice article
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soncee So nice green plants
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Justin Very interesting
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fortune So big leaves compare to blossoms.
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indexer @fortune That is true. It is possibly because this is a woodland plant that needs large leaves to catch as much sunlight as possible at times when it is not shaded by other plants. If it only needs to attract small insects it would only need small flowers.
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