Stellaria pubera 

Great or Star Chickweed

Names and Myths

Stellaria starry,

 pubera pubescent3  Birds and chicks love to eat the seeds and young foliage.1

Natural history / Folklore

Can be eaten like spinach, and is a good source of vitamin C, phosphorus and copper.6 Can also be used as salad greens.20,32 Chickweed can survive under snow therefore is valued as a winter food source.34

It is slightly laxative and a diuretic.32

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April – June White flowers five deeply cleft petals giving the appearance of ten petals. Opposite ovate leaves. Woods, wooded roadsides and stream banks.