Learning About The Incredible Edible Chickweed

By | April 25, 2020

Did you know that there are tons of wonderful weeds growing right in your back yard that you can eat and possibly even use as medicine? One such “weed” is Stellaria media or the common chickweed. If you know what you’re looking for, this tasty and abundant wild edible is easy to distinguish from its few toxic look alikes making it a perfect target for beginning wild foragers.

In this video, we’ll learn about a few of the characteristics you can look for when trying to identify common chickweed, and we’ll discuss some of the ways that you may use this often overlooked plant.


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Photos Used:
Euphorbia peplus (7914488630): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Euphorbia_peplus_(7914488630).jpg – Donald Hobern from Copenhagen, Denmark / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

Euphorbia peplus: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhobern/7914485540 by
Donald Hobern; Hellerup, Denmark, 1 September 2012 / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

Scarlet Pimpinel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anagallis_arvensis#/media/File:Flowers_March_2008-19.jpg): by Alvesgaspar / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)

Lysimachia arvensis branch NC4 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/73840284@N04/15222441960) : by Harry Rose / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

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