0000069997 00000 n 0000009396 00000 n Leaves are opposite, oval, to 0.8 in. 0000044761 00000 n x�b``0e``�b```�`@�@�����u���@�5�be~�o�6��d, 0000011049 00000 n Grape Weed Disseminule ID, USDA APHIS ITP, bugwood.org, Common chickweed – Images at Invasive.org. Taxonomy: Scientific and Common Names for This Species. Synonym(s): chickweed, nodding chickweed, stitchwort, starwort, Common chickweed – The reported distribution of this invasive species across the United States (Source: Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States), Up-to-the-minute distribution maps and why they are important. endstream endobj 88 0 obj<>stream 0000011208 00000 n 0000012753 00000 n 0000045614 00000 n 0000060581 00000 n Flowers have five cleft petals, therefore, appearing to have 10. If you will use chemicals as part of the control process, always refer to the product label. M… 2015-41595-24254 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Robert Vidéki, Doronicum Kft., bugwood.org. (2 cm) long, and pointed at the tip. Stems are decumbent, to 19.7 in. Chickweed refers to a cool season plant that is common in Europe and North America. 0000009264 00000 n Chickweed has beautiful tiny flowers that look like stars, thus the Latin name ‘Stellaria media’. 0000061037 00000 n 0000002904 00000 n (50 cm) long with a longitudinal line of hairs. Datasheet. 0000008379 00000 n 0000013141 00000 n 0000012921 00000 n �fbxb�"�!��^P5��pX�3,W A hardy and prolific weed, it can be invasive. It is also known by other names, such as satin flower and starwort. Flowering occurs in early spring when small, white flowers develop in the leaf axils or in terminal clusters. %PDF-1.4 %���� 0000004815 00000 n Chickweed greens, ripe for the pickin’. This invasive species can be identified by looking for the characteristics described in the paragraphs that follow. 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If this pesky plant has infiltrated your lawn, your best bet is to kill it with chemical weed killer and maintain the grass to keep it … %%EOF What are invasive species and why should we be concerned about them? (50 cm) long with a longitudinal line of hairs. 0000013052 00000 n 0000062215 00000 n 0000020100 00000 n Common chickweed is an invasive annual, low-growing herb native to Europe. How to report an invasive species sighting to EDDMapS – Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System. 0000001727 00000 n [search_data_no_form] Getting Started. Filter by type Search Advanced search. 0000012871 00000 n �I��4̕�R�jp�%O��g���K�U�����L��З�/�啘Q�)$y&C�+�3����yx�,r0PW;�y�����N��7�5�NZ"N��a(���Щη*��&�R%r4��&��ڛ���%'f}6�U��v���)aE�6���xj�˙B��@g��Y�(`&4�HC��ӈ.�Z"Z�����pl6x�b�ۺ� �A;�Ѵ� 'u{�?�#S�?T��>v�ݮ��#�S��5`�)�x���4�������֘�?Y�_�Yݔ���au�� Y�L�a�6�X>�s�VzG�9�K�� ���mm ^��3� @yx� Leaves are opposite, oval, to 0.8 in. Stems are decumbent, to 19.7 in. "�Y����_������8;�/�|�)X�Y��8��TB|��W��P5;�g��,5�Z��J�AI��`������2M!���7��C��?-��Lf�����Le�I��� {�d������_�K�XŨN �I��,�I��m�m��PN����Ƽm���O���TJ�$j��)�?�̫��$�Q���V�>�C9�e��"�,%J���uM���eC�a��Jˬ�&I(��9f startxref The sooner you tackle your chickweed problem the better, as this weed is quite invasive and will aggressively establish its presence in … Mouseear chickweed (Cerastium vulgatum) is a perennial with hairy stems and leaves; stems root at the nodes and can form dense mats or mounds of stems and leaves; flower petals are about the same size as the sepals. 0000005994 00000 n 0000000016 00000 n Appearance. 0000006763 00000 n It invades, spreads, and out-competes other spring annuals. You find a perennial that boasts its hardiness and promises to be low-maintenance or no maintenance. (2 cm) long, and pointed at the tip. 0000003051 00000 n These flowers also produce many tiny seeds that happily self-sow everywhere. 123 0 obj<>stream Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide. While chickweed is edible and is sometimes used to feed livestock (like chickens), it can be quite a nuisance when you’re trying to maintain a beautiful lawn. Datasheet Stellaria media (common chickweed) Toolbox. This work is supported by New Technologies for Agriculture Extension grant no. Chickweed control might be needed for this invasive plant. 0000003349 00000 n 0000011881 00000 n 0000003792 00000 n 0000002845 00000 n Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia, Native Species That Can Resemble Common Chickweed, Additional Information, Biology, Control and Management Resources, Terrestrial (land-dwelling) invasive species, Aquatic (Water-Dwelling) Invasive Species, Public Outreach and Education Materials (Invasive species), United States Land-Grant University System, Invasive Plants Established in the United States that are Found in Asia and Their Associated Natural Enemies. Almost all sparrows in the east like the seed and some birds will pick at the greens as well. Flowering occurs in early spring when small, white flowers develop in the leaf axils or in terminal clusters. 0000005180 00000 n Chickweed has adventitious roots. trailer x�bbbd`b``) � W� � 67 0 obj <> endobj 0000005949 00000 n It is extremely variable in its appearance, but generally it has a very slender tap root and greatly branching leafy stems, which lie along the ground (2). 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It may be low-growing, but it is thick and dense, which makes it annoying to have in the garden. 0000060815 00000 n Though common chickweed is known to be invasive, the upside is you can harvest it in great quantity with impunity! 0000001436 00000 n Here are 5 of the most invasive plants. <<283C669FB05C5E49A4BC2BD2EF8C68E5>]>> Flowers have five cleft petals, therefore, appearing to have 10. �|���I�\�u��͏S�.] It always starts out innocent enough. Chickweed, or stellaria media, is a common winter annual found all across the United States.Chickweed has white flowers and small, egg-shaped leaves. endstream endobj 122 0 obj<>/Size 67/Type/XRef>>stream �(pz�h:�;�600�pWHxd9H8�f������ ��V���M�%=lg��d�2�1�a��� Š�!����������a5�X�f`� 9��Q��f`]�y�7ޑ�'�������� ��W!���SK��Z������R��0A=!�2��S����T�0xb�C�~�x���>w����^�r&�5K_]��p=�TYp�Н׶��sC�KF�LQ2A���L��EL6�`kW��z��v�&Ӷ�y,� ��Bj���kL����{. 0000061267 00000 n Older leaves are petiolate. Chickweed is a common annual weed of both cultivated and bare ground. Cooperative Extension Offices – Find your local Cooperative Extension office on this map provided by USDA. While Chickweed occurs to a limited extent in natural habitats, where it is sometimes invasive, this plant prefers areas with a history of disturbance. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A common weed in the lawn, its maximum height is only two inches. Common chickweed is an annual, low-growing herb. It is reported invasive in HI, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, TN, VA, and WV.

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