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Myosoton aquaticum (L.) Moench

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Great Chickweed

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Ditches
Marsh
River banks
Habitat Notes

Only found in wetland habitats

Leaves and flowers of Myosoton aquaticum
Quentin Groom
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during July and August.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

USA
Giantchickweed

Latin Synonyms


Stellaria aquatica
Malachium aquaticum
Cerastium aquaticum
Alsine aquatica