Plant is a sprawling annual, loosely branched and often
forming dense clusters. Its preferred habitat is stable dunes,
yards, waste places, fields and gardens. Distribution is throughout
the Escambia region.
The leaves are opposite on the stem, stalked, blades egg-shaped,
hairy, consisting of one whole part, and forms an angle to the
left with sides less than equal.
The flowers have 4 to 5 persistent united sepals and an
equal number of petals that are deeply parted (cut) at the end
of the stem. Each flower is singular, bisexual in nature and
symmetrical in form, sticky to the touch. Flowers occur in the
Fruit is a capsule containing many seeds.
Many species of birds are known to use chickweed for food.
The leaves are safely consumed by humans as an additive to salads
or cooked as greens.