Common Chickweed

(Starweed, winter-weed, ) (Stellaria media (L.) Vill.) Fam:. Caryophyllaceae

Danmark Almindelig Fuglegraes, Estland Vesihein , Finland Pihatähtimö, HollandVogelmuur, Island Haugarfi, Lettland Parasta virza, Litauien Daržine žliuge, Norge Vassarve, Polen Gwiazdnica pospolita, Ryssland Звездчатка средняя, мокрица, Tyskland Vogelmiere, Storbrittanien Våtarv

Cotyledons 4-10 mm long and 2-5 mm broad, long-petioled, oval-elliptic with pointed apices. True leaves 5-25 mm, ovate, the lower long-petiolate, the upper more or less sessile, pale green, sparesly hairy above or hairless both sides. Petiole (leaf stalk) ciliate, flattened. Stems 20-50 cm , more or less erect to staggling, with 1(2) lines of hairs. Reproduces by seed and creeping stems rooting at the nodes. Occurs as weed in all kinds of arable crops and in gardens. In humid areas it may also become a troublesome weed in meadows and pastures. Summer or winter annual.