Common chickweed - Stellaria media (L.) Vill.
Common Chickweed – Stellaria media (L.) Vill.
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)
Leaves are opposite, teardrop shaped, light green in color, and toothless along their margins. The leaves are hairless on the upper surface while the lower surface may have sparse hairs. Petioles, when present, are hairy.
Stems are branching and low growing or prostrate. They are light green in color and have a line of hairs down each side.
Flowers and fruit
Flowers are very small and consist of 5 white, deeply notches petals. Each flower will be replaced by a cylindrical seed capsule. The capsules contain many minute seeds. The tiny seeds are pale tan to a reddish brown in color.
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