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Plants produce large quantities of quickly germinating seed throughout the year and can easily smother beds and borders if not promptly controlled. Common chickweed is found throughout most of California, except in the Mojave Desert, up to 4300 feet (about 1300 m) and is especially common in lawns and landscaped areas. United States Land-Grant University System – Find your land-grant university’s college of agriculture, Cooperative Extension office, or other related partner on this map provided by USDA. 0000003497 00000 n Chickweed is a common annual weed of both cultivated and bare ground. 0000010253 00000 n Chickweed, or stellaria media, is a common winter annual found all across the United States.Chickweed has white flowers and small, egg-shaped leaves. 0000052877 00000 n (50 cm) long with a longitudinal line of hairs. 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