Geranium maculatum; Geraniaceae (geranium family)
Monthly Archives: April 2014
Flower of the Day: May-apple
Flower of the Day: Jack-in-the-Pulpit
Flower of the Day: Azure Bluets
Flowers of the Day: the Chickweeds
To gardeners, a weed is a plant growing where it isn’t wanted. Chickweed is certainly a weed to anyone who tends lawn or garden, but what is it to the wildflower enthusiast? Depends on which chickweed you mean. There are two alien invasive chickweeds, common chickweed (Stellaria media) and mouse-ear chickweed (Cerastium fontanun).
But there are two native chickweeds that are a joy to see on the trail. Here’s field chickweed (Cerastium arvense)
and here’s star chickweed (Stellaria pubera) Chickweeds are in the Caryophyllaceae (pinks family).