Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1463

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, gardens, fields, bottomlands, moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
3-5(-8) stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Stellaria media   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stellaria media ssp. media   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-07-002:
Stellaria media   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Alsine media

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Chickweed