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Trailing plant with white flowers

Observed: 4th July 2012 By: Lucy CorranderLucy Corrander’s reputation in PlantsLucy Corrander’s reputation in PlantsLucy Corrander’s reputation in Plants

Not park or garden but growing out of pavement by wall.
Small, bright green leaves. Very small white flowers. Trailing along ground and propped against wall. Propped up bits about a foot high. Longer going sideways against the pavement.

Species interactions

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Species with which Common Chickweed (Stellaria media) interacts


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Chickweed is a member of the Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)- one of the features of this family is having 5 petlas - in this case they are very deeply divided (bifid) so they look as if there are 10. The feature that separates chickweed from many similar small white "chickweeds"/mouse-ears is the presence of a single line of hairs along the stems

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Thanks for the interesting info.

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