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Lesser Chickweed - Stellaria pallida

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Lesser Chickweed Lesser Chickweed - Stellaria pallida dylan Avon Gorge 12 Jan 2022, 5:35 p.m. 3 Jan 2022, 1:35 p.m.
Lesser Chickweed Lesser Chickweed - Stellaria pallida dylan Bristol 10 Feb 2023, 11:57 a.m. 7 Feb 2023, 1:56 p.m.

Species Description

Widespread but local and mainly in the South. More coastal in the North. Habitat includes: Bare, well-drained, sandy places such as sand dunes, shingle, wasteland, gardens (lawns), parks, allotments, churchyards, gravel / sand-pits, tracks - conifer plantations, walls etc. Growing habit: Annual, sprawling. Spread: Up to 40 cm. Flowers: Spring. Differs to Common Chickweed in having smaller leaves that are yellowish green in colour (half the no. of chromosomes). Sepals are also much smaller in length; at 2.1 - 3.6 mm, 2.7 - 5.2 mm in S. media. Chromosomes: 2n=22.