chickweed, adderís mouth, common chickweed, satin flower, starwort, stitchwort, tongue grass, white birdís eye.
An annual that grows to 12 inches in height. The plant is weak, with matted to upright trailing stems. Lower and median leaves are ovate; upper leaves are sessile and highly variable. Solitary flowers have 4 to 5 star-shaped white petals that are 2-cleft.
January to March.
found in dooryards, cultivated ground, wasteland, damp woods, thickets, and gardens.
The herb is classed as a refrigerant, demulcent, and expectorant.