This species was found while marking the state park boundary line between the Boulder Field and Rough Ridge parking areas.
Today was the first day I've seen Field Chickweed around. From now on it will be everywhere in the local forests and meadows!
Tiny, native, weedy denizen of trails and disturbed areas.
weed in yard
The Caryophyllaceae, commonly called the pink family or carnation family, are a family of flowering plants. It is included in the dicotyledon order Caryophyllales in the APG III system, alongside 33 other families, including Amaranthaceae, Cactaceae, and Polygonaceae. It is a large family, with 86 genera and some 2,200 species.