Common Chickweed (Stellaria media): Annual belonging to the pink family (Caryophyllaceae). Light green mat-forming plant with shallow fibrous root system. The many branches can form roots at the nodes and cover large areas. Leaves are shiny green, rounded and taper to a point. The flowers ,in clusters at the ends of stems, are white with five pedals. Reproduces by seed. Usually found in moist, compacted sites in autumn and spring. Will persist longer in cool shaded areas.
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