Chickweed

Stellaria media

  • young leaves are edible raw.

  • leaves are safer and better tasting after cooking.

  • leaves contain vitamins A and C.

  • cooked leaves have a taste similar to spinach.

  • seeds are edible.

  • grows in lawns and disturbed areas at low and montane regions.

  • identification tip: stem has a single line of fine hairs running between each stem node.

  • warning: eating excessive amounts can cause diarrhea and/or vomiting.

  • warning: plant is not suitable for pregnant women.

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