Common Chickweed - Stellaria media

    Alt Name

    Low to short, often semi prostrate plant, stems with a line of hairs that changes sides at each pair of leaves. Flowers white, 8 to 10 mm with 3 styles.

    Identification difficulty

    Cultivated land, roadside verges, farmyards, etc.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Very common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 605 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map