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Archive for June 14, 2013

Field Chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

Dog Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA  5/2013.

Dog Mountain Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA 5/2013.

At first we thought this was Long Stemmed Starwort (in keeping with our June  “star” theme).    On second glance we believe this to be chickweed.  It appears to have ten petals at first, until one sees that each “pair” is actually a deeply lobed single petal, making five.  This is closely related to Common Chickweed, whose leaves are known to be edible, but we’re not sure if you can eat this.