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Chickweed

Stellaria media

Description:

Trailing weed with small white flowers with sepals that form a star.

Habitat:

Grassy hillside along a hiking trail at Lake Hodges. This is not native

Notes:

"Stellaria media is delicious, edible and nutritious, and is used as a leaf vegetable, often raw in salads. It is one of the ingredients of the symbolic dish consumed in the Japanese spring-time festival, Nanakusa-no-sekku."

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San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 7, 2015
Submitted on Feb 8, 2015

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