Flowers - May - September
The flowers show themselves from May through to Sepember. This wildflower plant grows to about 14 ins in height. The stems have lots of branches and are woody at the base. The flower's outer three sepals are normally small, green and insignificant, while the inner two sepals are bigger
Similarities between Heath & Common Milkwort
Common Milkwort is quite similar to the Heath Milkwort but in this species the inner sepals are usually longer than the petals and the other difference is that in the Common Milkwort the hairy leaves are arranged up the stem alternately (as in the picture opposite) whereas in Heath Milkwort the lower leaves are dead opposite each other up the stem.