Five Notched Petals )
Pink Family (Caryophyllaceae)
Habitat: Montane on both sides of Continental Divide
Height: Up to 20 cm
Description: Looking like a typical chickweed, this plant represents the second main Genus of the chickweeds, Stellaria. Like the similar mouse-eared chickweed (see previous), it has 5 notched petals, but in this case, they are so deeply cleft that it appears that there are actually 10 individual petals. The leaves are primarily basal, with a few opposite pairs growing along the short stems. They are linear, pointed, smooth-margined and light green in colour.
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