Drymaria cordata

Drymaria cordata

(Tropical Chickweed)

FAMILY

Caryophyllaceae

Species

Drymaria cordata

Common name(s)

Tropical Chickweed

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white; trailing herb

Distinguishing features

This trailing annual herb bears numerous glandular hairs; stems often root at the nodes. Leaves are simple, opposite, orbicular to reniform, scarious interpetiolar stipules usually present. Bracts associated with the inflorescence, petals white, bilobed. Fruit a capsule. The glandular hairs give the plant a sticky feel and enable parts to adhere to clothing.

Scan of Drymaria cordata