Pete's Walks - Lesser Stitchwort

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Photo taken on 9/06/07, along Grim's Ditch near Wigginton Bottom on Day 25 of my second Chiltern Way walk

I have only seen this flower a few times, despite it being as widespread as Greater Stitchwort which is one of the plants I saw most frequently on my second Chiltern Way walk. Probably that is because Lesser Stitchwort prefers more acid soils, such as heathland, than its larger relative. It flowers from May to August.

Photo also taken on 9/06/07, along Grim's Ditch near Wigginton Bottom on Day 25 of my second Chiltern Way walk

Photo taken on 10/06/08 near Swyncombe, Oxon., on Walk 17 of the Chiltern Chain Walk