Northern Bushcraft

Chickweed

  • young leaves are edible raw.
  • leaves are safer and better tasting after cooking.
  • leaves contain vitamins A and C.
  • cooked leaves have a taste similar to spinach.
  • seeds are edible.
  • grows in lawns and disturbed areas at low and montane regions.
  • identification tip: stem has a single line of fine hairs running between each stem node.
  • warning: eating excessive amounts can cause diarrhea and/or vomiting.
  • warning: plant is not suitable for pregnant women.
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