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Common chickweed

Stellaria media


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)


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.

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Ήπειρος - Δυτική Μακεδονία, Greece

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

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