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Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Stellaria media

Chickweed, Common

What looks like ten petals is really five

Plant TypeForb
Life CycleAnnual
Leaf TypeSimple
Flower Colorwhite
Number of Petals5
EdibilityVery delicious. Eat this plant raw as a salad, or as a cooked green. I usually use this plant when it is in season in the spring as the base for salads. Tea from the dried leaves is also excellent.