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Common Name: Knawel
Scleranthus annuus is a Annual/Biennial up to 0.25 metres tall.
It has medicinal uses.
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.