common chickenweed

Biophilia cracks.   was part of URBANisM, in the city of Mechelen, B, during the summer of 2015.

Stellaria media, vogelmuur, common chickenweed.
Do not pick plants from the streets.

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Body: Stellaria media is edible, delicious and very nutritious. Great to add to salads.
In herbalism Stellaria media is used on itch skin, infected skin. It softens, cools and takes away infections. Use in poultices.
Parts used: leaves
Do not use plants from polluted areas.

Soil: Stellaria media has been researched to successfully work as a phyotremediator: it removes pollution from soil: source

Paintings will be made with the plants and will be shown on the finissage, on august 30.
More info about Biophilia cracks.

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