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White Flowers ( Five Notched Petals )
Pink Family (Caryophyllaceae)

Field Chickweed
Cerastium arvense

Season: May to early July
Habitat:
 Montane Meadows
Height:
 Up to 15 cm

Description: This common chickweed is part of a large and diverse genus. The members of the group are very difficult to discern, and so many are grouped under the common name mouse-eared chickweed. Cerastium arvense is the most common. The delicate white, five petaled flowers are .5 cm across, and each petal shows a distinctive notch. The notch may be deep enough to make it look like there are actually 10 petals. The leaves are opposite, clasping, smooth margined, and may be hairy. They usually grow in dense clumps.

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All Material Ward Cameron 2005

 

 

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