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Unknown plant

Observed: 8th August 2011 By: Martin Harvey
Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
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Another plant that I'm not sure where to start with. Tiny five-petalled flowers that are whitish with a green 'mid-rib' (assuming they are petals and not tepals or something). Alternate leaves that appear to be covered in a fine dusting of hairs, but under the microscope this appears to be some sort of fungal network (mildew?). The flowers arise in the leaf-axils. At each axil there is some sort of sheath (bract? looks rather like a ligule on a grass). Growing along roadsides of a country lane.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare) interacts


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Many thanks Tim, that looks a likely solution.

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