Chickweed
Stellaria media (L.) Cyrillo (caryophyllaceae)

Common Names
chickweed, adderís mouth, common chickweed, satin flower, starwort, stitchwort, tongue grass, white birdís eye.

Description
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.

Flowering Period
January to March.

Habitat
found in dooryards, cultivated ground, wasteland, damp woods, thickets, and gardens.

Harvest
Herb.

Uses
The herb is classed as a refrigerant, demulcent, and expectorant.

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