[important]From the 2008-02 Newsletter[/important]
Chickweed (Stellaria media)
Look for chickweed in lawns and garden beds that have been abandoned for the winter, in the summer it likes moist shady areas.
Chickweed grows all year, but it it’s nearly invisible until late fall until early to mid-spring when it is still thriving while other plants lie dormant.
Add common and star chickweed raw to salads, or cook like spinach. If you find a hairy stemmed chickweed, it is likely Mouse-ear chickweed which is not very good eating.
Chickweed was used to fight scurvy and as a topical remedy for inflammation and sores.