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Stellaria media (L.) Vill.
CHICKWEED
Common Chickweed; Chick Weed; Alsine media L; Alsinula media (L) Dostál nom inval

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This species has not yet been officially reported in the park.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Apidae  Anthophora edwardsii @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Entylomataceae  Entyloma alsines @ BPI (5)
Microascaceae  Stysanus pusillus @ BPI (1)
Microbotryaceae  Microbotryum stellariae @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Gn_orthotylinigp6 sp_001 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Lygus lineolaris @ MEMU_ENT (2)

Orthotylus sp_ms_sydneyensis @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Mycosphaerella isariphora @ BPI (3)

Ramularia @ BPI (1)

Septoria stellariae @ BPI (49); 386255B (1); 386255A (1); 386265A (1); 386265B (1)
Peronosporaceae  Peronospora alsinearum @ BPI (39)

Peronospora media @ BPI (12)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia arenariae @ BPI (22)

Puccinia dianthi @ BPI (12)
Pucciniastraceae  Melampsorella caryophyllacearum @ BPI (3)

Melampsorella elatina @ BPI (2)
Synchytriaceae  Synchytrium chiltonii @ BPI (2)

Synchytrium stellariae @ BPI (14)
_  Pachybasium pyramidale @ BPI (1)

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Delaware Wildflowers  •  Scientific names

Stellaria media (L.) Vill. Medium Starwort
(Common Chickweed) Caryophyllaceae — Pink family
Non-native
Stellaria media
The backyard
April 2002

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Stellaria media (L.) Vill.

Chickweed

Stellaria media plant

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Stems - To 50cm long(20-30cm tall), decumbent, rooting at lower nodes, herbaceous, somewhat succulent, mostly glabrous but with a single longitudinal line of pubescence. Pubescence hirsute to tomentose.

Stellaria media stem Stem.

Stellaria media stem Elastic vascular tissue of stem.

Leaves - Opposite, ovate(sometimes truncate at base), short-mucronate, petiolate. Blades to +2cm wide, +2cm long, glabrous, green above, lighter green below, entire. Petiole to +2cm long, sometimes winged, pubescent.

Inflorescence - Single flowers from leaf axils. Also terminal cymes of +3 flowers. Peduncles 1-3cm long, pubescent.

Flowers - Corolla white, rotate, 5-6mm broad. Petals 5, deeply notched and appearing as 10, glabrous, to 2mm long, free. Petal lobes oblong. Stamens typically 3-5, attached at base of ovary, alternating with petals. Styles 3, spreading. Sepals 5, free, to 5mm long, pubescent with glandular-tipped hairs, ovate-lanceolate, green. Capsules to +6mm long, 4mm wide, glabrous, with +/-15 seeds. Seeds 1mm in diameter, tuberculate, rotund.

Stellaria media flower Flower close-up.

Stellaria media flower Again.

Flowering - Typically March - November, but can flower all year.

Habitat - Moist shaded locations.

Origin - Native to Eurasia.

Other info. - This plant has spread rapidly throughout most of the U.S. and the Americas. The calyx is persistent and the fruits stick to clothing, hair and skin and are thus carried everywhere. The plant can be eaten but has a rank smell when first picked (at least to me).
If the stem is carefully bent side-to-side and then pulled apart, the elastic vascular tissue can be seen. This is a good way to help identify the plant.

Photographs taken in Gainesville, FL., 2-16-03, and in Auburn, AL., 3-19-05.


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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Tracheophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Caryophyllales  
 Family Caryophyllaceae  
 Genus Stellaria  
  Stellaria media  
  (L.) Vill.  var.  micrantha  (Hayata) Liu & Ying 1976 
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Stellaria media (L.) Vill.
common chickweed

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General Information
Symbol: STME2
Group: Dicot
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Duration: Annual
Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   I
CAN   I
GL   I
HI   I
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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Genus Stellaria L. – starwort
Species Stellaria media (L.) Vill. – common chickweed

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 3 subspecies of Stellaria media . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Stellaria media</i>
(L.) Vill. ssp. <i>
media </i>
Stellaria media ssp. media
common chickweed Distribution of <i>
Stellaria media</i>
(L.) Vill. ssp. <i>
neglecta</i>
(Weihe) Murb.
Stellaria media ssp. neglecta
common chickweed Distribution of <i>
Stellaria media</i>
(L.) Vill. ssp. <i>
pallida</i>
(Dumort.) Asch. & Graebn.
Stellaria media ssp. pallida
common chickweed

Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Stellaria media common chickweed This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
KY Haragan, P.D.. 1991. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide . The University Press of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky.
N'EAST Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal,and J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast . Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
SWSS Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM . Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.
WSWS Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al.. 1996. Weeds of the West . Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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Hawaii FACU
North America
Alaska UPL
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley) (STME2)
Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (STME2)
USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (STME2)
University of Washington Burke Museum (STME2)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (STME2)
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Purdue University, Botany Department: no-till abstract & images (STME2)
UC Davis, IPM: abstract & images (STME2)
Virginia: abstract & image (STME2)
Weed Science Society of America (STME2)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Gee Low
Martin Minor Minor Minor

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Gee
Martin

Sources

Martin, A.C., H.S. Zim, and A.L. Nelson. 1951. American wildlife and plants: A guide to wildlife food habits . Dover Publications. New York.
Gee, K.L., M.D. Porter, S. Demarais, F.C. Bryant, and G.V. Vreede. 1994. White-tailed deer: Their foods and management in the Cross Timbers . Ardmore.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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