Common Chickweed

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Vegetative plant.  Key characteristics: young leaves are opposite, smooth, and spatulate with entire margins.

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Growth habit.  Common chickweed grows in thick mats.  Often, the long internodes are reddish-brown in color.

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Flower.  Key characteristics: flowers are small, white and have 5 deeply cut petals.


Seed.  Seed are rough-textured, nearly round and have a diameter slightly less than 1.0 mm.