Common chickweed

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Scientific Name Stellaria media (L.) Vill.
Other Names starweed, winterweed, satin flower, starwort
Life Cycle winter annual
General Description A prostrate growing winter annual with small, ovate leaves.
Seedlings Cotyledons are slender and ovate with hairy stalks. Begins to branch after five leaf pairs.
True Leaves and Stem Stems have very few hairs. Leaves are opposite and ovate with a pointed apex. Petioles may or not be present.
Roots fiberous
Flower and Fruit Small, white, five-petal flowers are found at the ends of stems. May look as if there are 10 petals. Fruits are brown capsules containing the flat, kidney shaped seeds.