Stellaria aquatica
Myosoton aquaticum Sturm9.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Stellaria
S. aquatica
Binomial name
Stellaria aquatica
(L.) Scop

Myosoton aquaticum (L.) Moench

Stellaria aquatica is a species of flowering plant in the carnation family Caryophyllaceae,[1] known as 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. It occurs naturally in the temperate regions of central and western Europe. The flowers are white. The plants bloom between June and August.


  1. ^ Mohlenbrock, Robert H. (18 July 2001). 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 (1993). Flora of North America: North of Mexico. Oxford University Press. p. 96. ISBN 9780195222111.