Scientific Name: Herniaria glabra
Common Name: rupturewort, green carpet
Family Name: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Ground cover
Mature Size: < 0.1m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Container planting, Green roof technology, Green walls, Ground cover, Hanging basket, Rock garden
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Succulent, Glabrous, Elliptic, Obovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Green-yellow, Green, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Achene, Green-yellow, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
A good lawn substitute; leaves opposite, ovate, entire, 3-7mm long x 1-3mm wide, mostly on runners with very short internodes.