Taxon: Stellaria media (L.) Vill.

 
Genus: Stellaria
Family: Caryophyllaceae
  Subfamily: Alsinoideae
      Tribe: Alsineae
Nomen number: 310864
Place of publication: Hist. pl. Dauphiné 3:615. 1789 (D. M. L. Cirillo, Essent. pl. char. comment. xxxvi. 1784, nom. inval.)
Comments:
  • • authorship verified from original literature
  • • Cirillo did not make this combination, only citing "Alsine (media)" of Linnaeus under Stellaria
Name Verified on: 22-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • chickweed  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • common chickweed  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • mouron des oiseaux  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Vogelmiere  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • Vogel-Sternmiere  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • ko-ha-kobe  (Source: F JapanOhwi) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • morugem  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • alsine  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • esparguta  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mastruço-do-brejo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • morrião-branco  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • morrião-de-inverno  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • morrião-dos-passarinhos  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pamplina  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • picagallina  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • våtarv  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • fan lu  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (fide Crop Prod Sci Hort 9:134.)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide L Edible Pl; Dict Econ Pl)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency CNatIn; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide F India)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968; F NAmer)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . exact native range in Asia obscure, probable origin Eurasia

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia - Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa
    • West Tropical Africa: Guinea
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea - Bioko
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Kuwait; Oman; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; Mexico; United States
    • Subarctic America: Greenland
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique
    • Central America: Guatemala
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru

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