Common Chickweed, Stellaria media Family: Caryophyllaceae
Stellaria media     *     Common Chickweed

Flowering time: January-December. Annual

Habitat: Very common in all areas in moist, nitrogenous fields, gardens, waste ground, woods and on roadsides

An untidy sprawling plant, very variable but with hairless leaves, cordate with central vein. Small white flowers with deeply indented petals are followed by round, warted seeds. Height 5-40cm

Similar: Three-nerved Sandwort, Moehringia trinervia has strongly 3-veined leaves

Common Chickweed, Stellaria media
Common Chickweed, Stellaria media
Holton Lee, Dorset. October 2012

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