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Field Chickweed
Cerastium arvense

Field Chickweed (Cerastium arvense) Other common names: Meadow Chickweed

Family: Pink Family (Caryophyllaceae)

Group: Chickweeds

Flowers: Spring, Summer;  White;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Entire

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 274   

Native/Non-native: Native

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: arvense: of cultivated ground

Photographs: 42 photographs available, of which 4 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Field Chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

The white flower of Field Chickweed. Note the split petals, making it seem like it has 10 petals when it in fact has only five.

Field Chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

Field Chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

Field Chickweed leaves.

Field Chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

Range map for Field Chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)