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Chickweed (Stellaria media)


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Its botanical name means 'little star'. However despite its size and weak looking stems this is a robust plant. It can flower at all times of the year producing many tiny brown seeds and is a prolific weed. It can be identified by a line of hairs running down its stem that trap water above the leaves, providing a reserve in drier times. Pictured at Stagsden, Bedfordshire - late September 2005.

14th Oct 2005 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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