Greater stitchwort is a perennial plant that grows to 1metre in height with larger flowers (2-3cm across) than its relative, Lesser stitchwort (0.5-1cm across). This beautiful spreading carpet is happiest in woodland areas, hedgerows and grassy banks but will also makes itself at home in our gardens too. Flowers can be seen from April to June.
Honeybees, butterflies and hoverflies feast on the flowers of Greater Stitchwort when looking for spring nectar. It is the food plant of the Marsh pug, Plain clay and Yellow underwing moths.
At Lindengate this week find Greater Stitchwort in our wildflower corner behind the Bus Shelter.