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Great Chickweed


Scientific Name     

Stellaria pubera Michx.

Family Name

Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)

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habitat

flowers

 

 

Characteristics:  

Habitat:  

woods, dry to moist low woods, rocky slopes

Plant Height:  

20 cm; sprawling to erect, multiple stems from thick roots; pubescent

Flower Color:  

white

Flower:  

complete; perfect; 5 petals, notched and appearing as ten; 5 sepals; stamens 10; ovary superior; styles 3; 1.5 cm wide 

Inflorescence:  

solitary flower borne between opposite stems; peduncles elongating in fruit

Fruit:  

4-valved, many-seeded capsule 

Leaves:  

entire; simple; opposite; sessile to very short-petiolate; lanceolate to oblong to narrowly ovate; mostly glabrous but typically with pubescent margins on lower half of blade 

Bloom Time:  

late April-May

Origins:  

native

Other:  

stems in two forms, flowering and non-flowering