Sticky Chickweed is a cosmopolitan weed found in some hill-stations in North India, which probably came from Eurasia. It is an annual herb 10-35 cm tall. Stem are simple or branched, erect to rising. Stems are hairy, often on one side.
Leaves are 1-2 cm long, 3-7 mm broad, obovate-elliptic to lanceshaped-elliptic, sparsely or densely hairy, with a pointed to blunt tip and stalkless base. Bracts are herbacious
Common name: Chickweed
Bloom time: April-July.
Height: 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Tiny flowers are borne in cymes at branch ends or in leaf axils, often loose on long slender stalks and with slender branches. Sepals are narrowly lanceshaped, green with white margin. Petals are white, about 3 mm, very deeply divided into two. Tropical Chickweed is native to Africa, America, naturalise India.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 47 °C.
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Tropical Chickweed is a prostrate herb with dichotomous branching.
- Leaves are very broadly ovate, almost round, with heart-shaped base, carried on stalks up to 1 cm.
- Leaves are hairless, 1-3.
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- 6-3 cm, 3-7-nerved at base.