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Laurel Durango
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I need some help identifying some possible chickweed by my house. On first glance I thought "Yay chickweed!!!" then did some research and some things don't add up. Petals don't look the same and the hairs on the stem are all around, not one row.









Is it at all related to chickweed? I was just thinking this morning how I needed some chickweed for a certain remedy, and it suddenly (maybe, probably not) is there!
For reference I live in coastal North Carolina (Greenville area).
 
Adam Klaus
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Hi Lauren,
That isnt chickweed, but it sure is a cute little plant. Curious myself what it is. Sure are a lot of nice plants out in your lush corner of the continent!
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yea, doesnt chicweed have 4 deeply cleft petals?
 
Jonathan 'yukkuri' Kame
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Not chickweed. Flower is totally different.

 
Laurel Durango
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Yeah, had a feeling it wasn't.

If anyone knows what this actually is, I'd love to hear, and whether it's any use to anyone.
 
wayne stephen
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Possibly a white flowered form of Anagallis arvensis ?
 
Joel Cederberg
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It's not in the Peterson guide, no white 6 petal flowers there that look like this
 
wayne stephen
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I am stumped . Has a 6 petaled lily like flower - unusual. I can't tell from the picture , is the stem square or round ?
 
Laurel Durango
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The stems are round
 
Bob Dobbs
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Richardia scabra. Don't attempt to eat it, it isn't toxic per se but is quite emetic.
 
Laurel Durango
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Thank you, that definitely looks right! Great to know what it is! Isn't the internet wonderful?
 
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