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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
Description:

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.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Chickweed (Stellaria media) interacts

Comments

markwilson's picture

chickweed

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

Lucy Corrander's picture

Chickweed

Thanks for the interesting info.

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