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Star chickweed

Star chickweed (Stellaria pubera)
Plant Botanical Name: 
Stellaria pubera
USBG Plant Location: 
National Garden
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Star chickweed can be distinguished from its more invasive relatives by the much larger flowers, which are deeply notched and look like stars.