This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
William Frederick, Jenkintown, Pa., writes: "There is a weed on my lawn I do not know how to get rid of. It is impossible to weed it, as it grows the same as chickweed, and has a white flower and flowers early in the spring, like chickweed. You would oblige me very much if you could give me any instruction in your next Monthly what to do with it".
[So far as we can judge by the small specimens at this season, and without flowers, this is Stellaria aquatica, which if it has no other common name might be called swamp chickweed. But we have never known it to grow in places so dry as a lawn might be supposed to be, and we should be glad of living specimens when in flower, when we could probably give better advice. - Ed. G. M].