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Old 05-23-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Found both of these on an east facing slope of a former pasture on my friends farm.

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The flower and a picture that (sorta) shows the stem structure.

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The full plant and a close-up of the flower (The flower pic is from a different plant that I'm almost certain is the same species.)

This is a farm that's been in continuous use for about three centuries so I wouldn't be surprised if these weren't native. Most of the flowers I find here aren't. I doubt that these could be classified as invasive, though, as they're pretty sparce on the property.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:33 PM   #2
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First pic...Maybe Lesser Stitchwort...Stellaria graminea?
Second pic...I don't think it's the same plant....the bloom habit looks totally different from the first.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:20 PM   #3
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I suppose it would help for me to show why I thought they were the same plant.

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This is the uncropped version of the flower pic, showing a bit more of the stalk structure.
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This is a photo of the stalk of the above flower, showing a structure very similar to the second plant in my first post.
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This is a crop of the flowers in my first post, showing their structure a little more clearly. I think they match up pretty well with the flower in the above photo.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:59 AM   #4
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I'm thinking Hairy Rock Cress - Arabis hirsuta. See the second image here.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:22 AM   #5
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Definitely not the same plant. To easily determine that, just count the number of petals. The first one looks like a Chickweed of some kind. The second one looks like it has 4 petals, so the Mustard family is a good place to start looking, which is where benj1's Arabis resides.

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