Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Common chickweed

Stellaria media

Description:

Stellaria media, chickweed, is an annual and perennial flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae. This species is an annual and perennial with weak slender stems, up through 40 cm long. Plants are sparsely hairy, with hairs in a line along the stem. The leaves are oval and opposite, the lower ones with stalks. Flowers are white and small with 5 very deeply lobed petals. Some plants have no petals. The stamens are usually 3 and the styles 3.The flowers quickly form capsules. Plants have flowers and capsules at the same time. (wiki)

Habitat:

Stellaria media is common in lawns, meadows, waste places and open areas. The pictured plant was spotted in a prairie in Tzoumerka mountains National park, Epirus region, Greece.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Ήπειρος - Δυτική Μακεδονία, Greece

Spotted on Apr 19, 2019
Submitted on Mar 29, 2020

Related Spottings

Chickweed Chickweed Chickweed Lesser Stitchwort

Nearby Spottings

Ηeath violet (Μενεξές) Red pea Common bugle Common Vetch (Κοινός βίκος)