Family: Caryophyllaceae (Chickweed & Carnation family).
Occurrence: A widespread weed. It grows along roadsides, waste areas and invades bushland.
- it has hairy leaves and stems
- it branches with the flower clusters at the ends of the branches
- the leaves are in opposite pairs
- the small white flowers have five petals.
It is an environmental weed and can invade bushland.
Similar species: Several other Chickweeds are found in the Central Victoria, but are less common.
2-4. Mouse-ear Chickweed in flower.