Greater Stitchwort is a common wildflower growing in woodland and hedgerows, throughout most of Europe.
It flowers from April to June having small white flowers, 2-3cm across.
Each flower petal is deeply divided in the middle. At first glance the flowers look like having 10 petals but there are only five.
Its grass-like leaves are long and narrow, with rough edges. Like by other chickweed, the buds, flowers and leaves of Greater Stitchwort are edible, being used as a leaf vegetable, in salads.
Stellaria holostea is often cultivated as garden flower in borders and edges, also as a beautiful, white ground cover.
It can grow up to 50cm in height.
Photo were taken at our Botanical garden, in Cluj-Napoca.