Smoky Mountains Wildflowers: Star Chickweed

Star Chickweed © William Britten use with permission only

Star Chickweed © William Britten use with permission only

Star Chickweed (Stellaria pubera) is a delicate beauty that blooms in April in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As seen in the image below, the anthers are dark globes that float above the petals, giving the flower a delicate, jewel-like appearance.

Star Chickweed is easily spotted along both the Chestnut Top Trail and the Cove Hardwoods Trail.

Please stop in and visit me to see the complete display of Smoky Mountain Photography at the William Britten Gallery in Gatlinburg, TN.

Star Chickweed © William Britten use with permission only

Star Chickweed © William Britten use with permission only

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