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Stellaria media.jpg  StellariaMedia001.JPG

 

NAME: Chickweed

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Stellaria Media / Caryophyllaceae

COMMON NAME(S): chickenwort, craches, maruns, winterweed

CONDITIONS: cool-cold weather, sun-shade, moist
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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bitter/sour

COOK

Fall-Spring

Buds/Flowers

       

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

       

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

PORTION:  small/herb

COMMENT:  Forage before it flowers. 

CAUTION: Cook to minimize exposure to saponins and upset stomach. Should not be used during breastfeeding or pregnancy. (1)

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: Scarlet Pimpernel https://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=anagallis+arvensis (Although listed as edible, concerns about its toxicity require caution)

OTHER USES:

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

1.      https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Stellaria+media

2.      http://www.eattheweeds.com/?s=CHICKWEED  

3.      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellaria_media

4.      http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/chickweed.html (good photos)

5.      https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/c/chickw60.html