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Common Name: Knawel
Scleranthus annuus is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.25 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Most of Europe, including Britain, south and east to N. Africa and Asia.
Dry sandy and gravelly places, and in cultivated and waste ground in sandy soils, avoiding calcareous soils[
Plants are calcifuge[
A very variable plant[
The plant is used in Bach flower remedies - the keywords for prescribing it are 'Uncertainty', 'Indecision', 'Hesitancy' and 'Unbalance'[
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in situ in the spring or autumn.