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Chickweed (Stellaria media)

Observed: 3rd August 2012 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in Plants
Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Description:

Growing in gravel beside isolated building.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Chickweed (Stellaria media) interacts

Comments

markwilson's picture

CHICKWEED

If you magnify your image you can clearly see a single line of hairs

moremoth's picture

Snap!

Snap.

Bill Welch

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Hairs

The line of hairs down only one side of the stem is diagnostic.

Bill Welch

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Hairs

And mouse-eared chickweek is covered in hairs.
Can I confirm that this is the distinction you are drawing?

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Hairs

Stellaria media is the only small plant of this general description to have a single line of hairs down one side of its stem. This is usually a clearly visible characteristic.

Bill Welch