Irish wildflowers

Lesser Chickweed, Stellaria pallida
Photos: Co.Waterford, Co.Wexford

Lesser Chickweed, Stellaria pallida

Lesser Chickweed
Stellaria pallida
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering March - May. Annual. Introduced.

Small white flowers, petals sometimes absent. Sepals 2-3x longer than petals, hairless or slightly downy. Seed capsule slightly longer than calyx. Slender, yellowish-green plant. Much-branched, sprawling. Short-lived annual.

Open, well-drained ground. Waste and cultivated ground, on dunes and in shingle. Occasional, only recorded from E, SE Ireland. Identified by Paul Green, Co.Wexford

Similar: Chickweed, Stellaria media
Lesser Chickweed, Stellaria pallida       Lesser Chickweed, Stellaria pallida


Lesser Chickweed, Stellaria pallida
Lesser Chickweed, Stellaria pallida. (Diagonal across photo)

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