The Common Chickweed (Stellaria media) is a widespread winter annual plant in the family Caryophyllaceae. It is also called Star Chickweed, Chickenwort, Craches, Maruns, Winterweed, Starweed. It has small (5 to 10 mm) white star-shaped, edible flower. The plant grows in fall or late winter and forms large mats of foliage. The flowers as well as the parts above ground are edible raw or cooked. It has some wonderful medicinal properties and is a rich source of many vitamins and minerals. It is a pest of economic consideration, causing heavy damage to wheat crop.
Common Chickweed-Stellaria media