Common chickweed, Stellaria media

Edible Parts:

· Leaves


Use the leaves in salads or stir fries. You can also add them as an ingredient in soups etc.

When and where to find it: 

This grows all year round in sheltered spots. It’s best in Spring and early Autumn. Grows in cultivated grounds, best to use scissors or a knife to harvest, don’t uproot it.

Other Observations: 

It’s a low growing plant with a line of hairs on a weak stem. The leaves are oval and long stalked. It has clusters of small white flowers.

Author: Paul

Paul has had an interest in the outdoors since he was a young kid. Walking, tracking and exploring the wilderness around him, from disused overgrown railway lines to the vast wilderness of the UK national parks. Over the last few years Paul has honed his skills into specific areas of bushcraft and survival. He is an expert in map reading, shelter building and knots, traps and fishing.


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