Definition of pearlwort in US English:



  • A small plant of the pink family, with inconspicuous white flowers, native to north temperate regions.

    Genus Sagina, family Caryophyllaceae

    • ‘Detailed studies of the leaf micromorphology in the Antarctic pearlwort were carried out.’
    • ‘Only two vascular plants, Antarctic hairgrass and Antarctic pearlwort, have colonized the Maritime Antarctic.’
    • ‘Even Antarctica's only two species of flowering plants, hairgrass and pearlwort, have changed their positions of dominance: the moss-like pearl-wort appears more adaptable to the warming.’