Water Chickweed - Myosoton aquaticum

    Description

    Medium height, straggly plant stems stickily hairy above. Flowers white, 14 to 15 mm, the five petals cleft to the base, longer than the sepals and with 5 styles.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Wet habitats, water margins, marshes and wet ditches.

    When to see it

    June to October.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Quite frequent in England at least.

    VC55 Status

    Quite frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 200 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map