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The relatively tiny flowers of coral necklace develop into capsules, which split apart to release the seeds. The seeds sprout in shallow water, including rain puddles. The crawling stems develop side roots, holding the plant close to the ground. Sometimes, coral necklace takes on the shape of a star, which explains the Dutch name 'ground star'. As the summer advances and the ground dries up, the leaves start turning red. The flowers blossom into the autumn, so with its white flowers and red leaves, the plant looks a lot like a coral necklace. Coral necklace is found in the Netherlands along bicycle paths and excavated areas. The Netherlands is the northern boundary for this plant. It is found in Western Europe particularly in the Mediterranean region.


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