Scientific Name: Stellaria media
Common Name: chickweed
Family Name: Caryophyllaceae
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8b: (-9.4 to -7 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: < 0.1m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Horizontal, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Texture: Fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Herb, Wildlife food
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Glandular hairs, Ovate, Sinuate
Flowers: Cyme, White, Mar-Apr-May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep-Oct
Fruit: Green
Key ID Features:
Stems succulent with a single line of hairs and swollen at leaf node (ID feature of family); leaves opposite, ovar, 2-3cm long, glabrous (in contrast to mouse-ear checkweed); flowers white with five deeply notched petals