Common Chickweed / نَجمِيَّة وَسيطَة /

حَشيشَة القِزاز / عُشبَة العَلَق /

Stellaria media (L.) Vill.

Edibility and usage

Edibility
Delicious
Edible part
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Pods
  • Stems
Preparation
  • Cooked
  • Raw
  • Salads
Blooming period
February to March
Foraging period
January to April
Seed collection period
April to May

Description

Perenniality
Annual
Petal colour
  • White
Leaf type
  • Entire
Life form
  • Annual

Scientifc data

Genus
Stellaria L.
Family
Caryophyllaceae
Wikidata item
Q158711
GBIF Item
Stellaria media (L.) Vill. (5384604)
Conservation status (IUCN)
Least concern

References

  1. de Cortes Sánchez-Mata, M., & Tardío, J. (Eds.). (2016). Mediterranean wild edible plants: ethnobotany and food composition tables. Springer.
  2. Khela, S. 2012. Stellaria media. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T202975A2758351. Accessed on 29 May 2022.
  3. Stellaria media (L.) Vill. in GBIF Secretariat (2021). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://doi.org/10.15468/39omei accessed via GBIF.org on 2022-05-29.
  4. Wild Edible. Chickweed. (2022, May 29).

Citation

Stellaria media (L.) Vill. in Barari platform (2024). Barari Flora Taxonomy. https://barari.org/species/793 accessed via barari.org on 7/16/2024.

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