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Common Name: Rupture Wort
Herniaria glabra is a Biennial/Perennial up to 0.02 metres tall.
It has uses.
Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south and east to N. Africa and temperate Asia.
A rare and local plant of dry sandy areas in south Devon and eastern England[
Grows well in hot dry soils[
]. Dislikes excessive moisture[
]. Succeeds in very poor soils[
Useful for covering rocks or as a carpet bedding[
], it makes a good ground cover for spring bulbs since they can grow through it easily[
The leaves emit a musky smell when they are handled[
Seed - sow spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.