Botanical name: Sagina procumbens
Pearlwort is a dense low growing dicot weed with smooth slender stems rooting at the nodes with oppositely arranged, thin grassy like leaves up to 14mm long branch out from the stem at close intervals. These heavily branched stems form a mat-like growth habit that forms thick ground cover. Small flowers appear in spring, summer and autumn and are a small, inconspicuous flower with green sepals and tiny white petals. Flowers remain closed in bud and are visible only briefly as them bloom. Pearlwort is propagated mainly through seed but can also grow from vegetative parts.