Chickweed

Chickweed (Stellaria media)

Habitat

You’re just as likely to find this growing in the Woods as you are in the cracked pavements of a City.

Physical Characteristics

Chickweed is a low growing annual, 0.1m tall. Its stalks tangle around one another forming a matt of foliage at the edges of walls, hedges and trees.

The oval leaves are from 4-20mm in length, pointed and grow on opposite sides of the stem. A distinguishing feature of Chickweed is a single line of hairs that runs up the stem.

The small white flower, 5-8mm in diameter, forms 5 petals that are divided to actually look like 10 petals.

Use it in Salads