Arenaria serpyllifolia – Thyme-leaved Sandwort

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Thyme-leaved Sandwort (Arenaria serpyllifolia) is an edible plant from Eurasia. The plant is common, but difficult to find due to its small size.
Thyme-leaved sandwort is often confused for chickweeds. Chickweeds have notched petals, while Thyme-leaved sandwort petals are unnotched.
The plant can be used as an herb. It has also been used medicinally to relieve cough, cleanse the blood, and induce urination.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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