Chickweed, Stellaria media, is a tasty as a fresh salad green. If eaten daily will assist in weight reduction programs. Very useful in the maintenance of clear complexion and the management of skin cancers. Chickweed is native to northern Europeand prefers moist well- drained soils in a part shaded position. Small star shaped flowers appear all year. Frost resistant but drought tender. Annual or biennial plant, growing to 0.3m x 0.2m.