Chickweed

Stellaria media



White bird’s-eye, Winter-weed

Importance

The most commonly occuring annual broad-leaved weed.

Troublesome and widespread, choking plants as it spreads over them. It likes water, therefore is found more in the west rather than the east.

Chickweed - young1. The seedling is light green and tall, being borne on a long stem, with pointed lance shaped leaves
Chickweed 22. The older plant has small oval leaves

 

Chickweed - mature3. The adult plant has a prostrate, matted habit of growth.