(Stellaria medea) Annual in the Pink Family, cosmopolitan in distribution. Bright green ground-cover with small, white star-shaped flowers (hence the name “Stellaria”). Dies back entirely in hot, dry weather; is forgotten by July. An excellent Spring Tonic food: make a salad of Chickweed, Dandelion, Plantago and Wild Cress when nothing else is around. Fall-sprouted plants can withstand repeated hard frosts. Medicinally, used internally for urinary tract and blood-cleansing, and topically for skin inflammations and eczema. According to Richo Cech of Horizon Herbs, the fresh greens also make excellent chicken fodder, increasing egg size and nutritional content!
Planting suggestions: Direct-sow early Spring. Full sun to part shade. Do not bother to thin. Harvest freely when greens become abundant. Entire plant including flowers edible.
Contains 50 seeds.