Common chickweed, Chickenwort, Craches, Maruns, Winterweed(Eng.)
Chickweeds are an annual herb, that have established themselves all over the world, possibly carried on the clothes and shoes of explorers. Most are succulent and have white flowers, and all with practically the same edible and medicinal values. They all exhibit a very interesting trait, (they sleep) termed the ’Sleep of Plants,’ every night the leaves fold over the tender buds and the new shoots. The plants have a flat spreading growth habit. They are not usually cultivated but collected from the wild.