Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)

Broadleaf plant family

At least 14 species of “chickweed” and several species of sleepy catchfly make up the majority of this family in Missouri.

Bouncingbet Bouncingbet
Saponaria officinalis

Catchfly, sleepy Catchfly, sleepy
Silene antirrhina

Chickweed, common Chickweed, common
Stellaria media

Chickweed, mouseear Chickweed, mouseear
Cerastium vulgatum

Chickweed, nodding Chickweed, nodding
Cerastium nutans

For an idea of relative seed size, each photo contains a millimeter ruler. The distance between increments is 1 mm.

Publication No. IPM1023-17