Upright Chickweed (Moenchia erecta)

Upright Chickweed (Moenchia Erecta)
Credit: Walter Hood Fitch | Illustrations of the Britisch Flora (1924) | License: PD Old

Moenchia Erecta, or more commonly know as Upright Chickweed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Moenchia. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Moenchia Erecta or Upright Chickweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of California, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Washington.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Moenchia
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) CAN (I)

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