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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
Wild/CultivatedWild
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.