Stellaria aquatica

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Stellaria aquatica
Myosoton aquaticum Sturm9.jpg
Scientific classification
M. aquaticum
Binomial name
Myosoton aquaticum
(L.) Moench
Myosoton aquaticum

Myosoton aquaticum is a plant species in the genus Myosoton and belongs to the family Caryophyllaceae.[1] It is also called a water chickweed or giant chickweed.[2] It is a perennial herbaceous dicot[3] plant with stems between 10 and 100 cm. high,[4] growing in humid, wet areas, for example, on the sides of gutters or under or between bushes. They are naturally occurring in the temperate regions of central and western Europe. The flowers have petals that are colored white. The plants bloom between June and August.


  1. ^ Mohlenbrock, Robert H. Flowering Plants: Pokeweeds, Four-o'clocks, Carpetweeds, Cacti, Purslanes, Goosefoots, Pigweeds, and Pinks. SIU Press. p. 147. ISBN 9780809323807. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Water Chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)". Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Plants Profile for Myosoton aquaticum (giantchickweed)". Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  4. ^ Committee, Flora of North America Editorial. Flora of North America: North of Mexico. Oxford University Press. p. 96. ISBN 9780195222111.