pearlwort definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few flowering plants, for the genus Sagina, having flowers the design and measurements of little pearls.
    • A name given to a number of types of Sagina, reduced and inconspicuous natural herbs of Chickweed family.
    • Any plant associated with the genus Sagina, which comes with small matted or tufted herbs of both hemispheres, with threadlike or awl-shaped leaves, and small blossoms. These flowers had been when seen as a remedy the eye-disease called pearl. In addition pearlweed.
    • some of different low-growing plants associated with the genus Sagina having small spherical flowers resembling pearls

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