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CommentsThis is one of the more attractive Chickweeds, particularly when it occurs in colonies, because the attractive flowers are produced in great abundance and the foliage is elegant and grass-like. It has a similar appearance to the native Stellaria longifolia (Long-Leaved Stitchwort). However, this latter species has sepals that are without conspicuous veins or hair, and its seeds have a smooth surface. Long-Leaved Stitchwort produces flowers less abundantly than Grass-Leaved Chickweed, and some of its flowers develop from the axils of the leaves. There are many other Stellaria spp. (Chickweeds), as well as Cerastium spp. (Mouse-Eared Chickweeds), but they often have broader leaves and hairier foliage. Another common name for Stellaria graminea is Common Stitchwort.