Connecticut Plants
Giant Chickweed
Myosoton aquaticum (L.) Moench

Giant chickweed, an alien plant, looks fairly similar to the native plant star chickweed, but star chickweed blooms in spring, and its leaves are not as heart-shaped as giant chickweed leaves.

  • Synonyms: Stellaria aquatica
  • Family: pink (Caryophyllaceae)
  • Habitat: damp soil
  • Height: 6-24 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch wide
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: Europe
Myosoton aquaticum (L.) Moench