scale bar = 1cm.
Erect Chickweed - a weed (*Moenchia erecta)
Family: Caryophyllaceae (Chickweed family).
Native of Europe.
Occurrence: A common weed in woodland, bushland creek flats,
granite areas etc.
- it is a small (15 cm) annual
- it is hairless
- the narrow leaves are in pairs
- the white petals are about half the size of the surrounding sepals
- the sepals have white, translucent edges.
It is an environmental weed.
Photo: Erect Chickweed. A dried specimen from Vaughan.