Stellaria media


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An annual herb, the aerial parts of which contain mucilage, saponins and vitamin C; it has been used internally for bronchitis, pulmonary congestion, gastric ulcers, rheumatic complaints, and sore throat, and topically for abscesses, bites, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis

Stellaria media,

n See chickweed.

Stellaria media

the widespread weed called chickweed, member of the family Caryophyllaceae, which may cause nitrate-nitrite poisoning.
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A COMMON Chickweed, known as Stellaria media, is an easy annual weed to kill using a contact weed killer.
2] plot for the presence or absence of ten common exotic species (Alliaria officinalis, Glecoma hederacea, Stellaria media, Lonicera japonica, Hedera helix, Duchesnea indica, Urtica dioica, Veronica hederaefolia, Lamium purpureum and Rosa multiflora).
El resumen de los datos obtenidos (Biganzoli, 1999) senala la presencia de 7 especies introducidas, algunas invasoras como Stellaria media (L.