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Chickweed, Common

Stallaria media L.

Common Chickweed

Synonyms

Alsine media Alsine apetala. Arenaria vulgaris, Bindweed, Chickenwort, Craches, Maruns, Starweed, Satin Flower, Stellaria vulgaris. Tongue-grass, Winterweed

ID Characteristics

Life cycle: Winter annual; perennial in cool, moist areas
Growth Habit: Prostrate
Propagation: Seed
Leaf Margin: Smooth, entire
Leaf Hairs: Usually none
Leaf Structure: egg-shaped, pointed at apex
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Root Type: Fibrous and shallow
Flower Color: White

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Similar Species

  • Chickweed, Apetalous Stellaria pallida
  • Chickweed, Mouseear Cerastium vulgatum
  • Chickweed, Sticky Cerastium glomeratum
  • Speedwell, Thymeleaf, Veronicaserphyllifolia
  • Sandwort, Thymeleaf Arenaria serphylilifolia

Herbicidal Control Options

  • Preemergence: Dithiopyr, Isoxaben, Mesotrione, Napropamide, Oryzalin, Pendimethalin, Prodiamine, Pronamide, Simazine
  • Post Emergence: 2,4-D, Bispyribac Sodium, Chlorsulfuron, Dicamba, Ethofumesate, Florasulam, Fluroxypyr, Imazaquin, Mecoprop-p, Mesotrione, Metribuzin, Sulfentrazone, Sulfosulfuron, Trifloxysulfuron

Please note: one or more of these active ingredients may exist in combination-type brand name products. Any material used for herbicidal control of any plant may vary in efficacy. Please read the full disclaimer on herbicide usage.