Scientific Name: Stellaria media Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:chickweed Texture:Fine
Family Name:CaryophyllaceaeHabit: Horizontal, Spreading
Plant Type: Weed (horticultural), Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):< 0.1m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Hardiness Zone:Zone 8b: (-9.4 to -7 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Glandular hairs, Ovate, Sinuate
Flowers: Cyme, White, Mar- Apr- May- Jun- Jul- Aug- Sep- Oct
Fruit: Green
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Herb, Wildlife food
Key ID Features:Stems succulent with a single line of hairs and swollen at leaf node (ID feature of family); flowers white with five deeply notched petals; similar to Cerastium vulgatum but Stellaria's leaves are not hairy.