Common Milkwort

Found throughout Bepton Down.
Found throughout Bepton Down.

Common Milkwort (Polygala vulgaris)

This plant is common and is present throughout the British Isles.  It will reach a height of 30cm but is also a prostrate multi-stemmed perennial.  It is found in all but the most acid of grasslands.  The flowers are 6-8mm in length and can be blue, pink or white. It has narrow, pointed leaves which alternate along the stems.  It flowers continuously from May until September.