Bath Wildlife Sightings

Stellaria neglecta (Greater Chickweed), near Stantonbury Hill, ST6764

Confirmed

Date first seen

Date last seen

Frequency of Sighting

Species

Stellaria neglecta Weihe (Greater Chickweed)

Evidence

Quantity

a few flowering plants

Locality

Near Stantonbury

Habitat

Roadside verge

Environmental Conditions

Grid Reference

ST678642

Other Information

Probably common but can't say I notice it often. I believe the 10 stamens are diagnostic . It is quite frequent in lanes south of Bath but less so north of the river. Yes, as well as being larger than Common Chickweed, it has 10 stamens rather than 5. Another character which is visible at flowering is that in S.neglecta the flower-stalks are stiff and straight. In S.media they are usually wavy in appearance - Rob R.

Recorded by

Simon Crampin

Identified by

Simon Crampin, Rob Randall
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