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Common Name: Water Chickweed
Myosoton aquaticum is a Annual/Perennial up to 0.60 metres tall.
It has edible and medicinal uses.
Europe, including Britain but excluding the Arctic, east through temperate Asia.
Marshes, fens, streamsides, ditches and damp woods at low altitudes[
See details above on native habitat for ideas on the plants cultivation needs.
Young leaves and stems - cooked[
]. Sweet and tender[
], they are very rich in minerals[
]. A famine food that is only used in times of scarcity[
A decoction of the leaves is used as a galactogogue[
The plant is used in the treatment of fistula[
Seed - probably best sown in situ as soon as it is ripe.