Low-growing or prostrate, hairless perennial, this plant is found on sandhills and on short grassy turf on the S.E. coast – counties Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford. It could very easily be overlooked as is leaves are small scales with little needle-like branches growing in their axils. The flowers are very tiny, solitary, yellowish and bell-shaped and bloom from June to August. The fruit is a red berry. It is a native plant which belongs to the family Asparagaceae.
This plant was kindly pointed out to me by Roy Watson, a member of the Wexford Naturalists Field Club, at Ballyteigue, Co Wexford in 2008. I photographed it on that occasion.
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