Water Chickweed - Stellaria aquatica
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.
5 styles; petals longer than sepals; split almost to base ('bifid')
Close up of flowers, and general photo of plant in its habitat
Wet habitats, water margins, marshes and wet ditches.
June to October.
Quite frequent in England at least.
Quite frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 200 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native and locally frequent
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