A somewhat fleshy annual, with erect to prostrate, often branching stems up to 8cm long. Leaves opposite, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, apiculate, green when new and turning reddish, flat above and rounded below, up to 2.5mm long. Flowers sessile, in small axillary clusters, with 3 to 4 whitish narrow-lanceolate petals, 1 to 1.5mm long. Follicles with 1 or 2 brown seeds, about 0.4mm long.
Local:Rare in Gibraltar. Found on Mediterranean Steps
Global:. Found throughout the Mediterranean region, western and central Europe.
Flowers between March and May
Grows on sandy soil, on paths and roadsides, especially where puddles form.