Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Stellaria borealis Bigelow subsp. borealis image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Caryophyllaceae
Stellaria borealis Bigelow subsp. borealis
boreal starwort, northern starwort
Stellaria: from the Latin stella for "star" because of the star-like shape of the flowers or some other feature
borealis: northern
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Status: Native
Plant: weak perennial, to 20" tall forb; stems with many angled branches; from rhizomes
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, stalked, petals none or shorter than the sepals; inflorescence a drooping, terminal, branched cluster (cyme); blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:oval to oblong capsule
Leaf:opposite, narrow, linear, usually narrowing toward the stem
Habitat: shade; moist

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Flora of North America (off site)
Alsine borealis (Bigelow) Britton
Spergulastrum lanceolatum Michx.
Stellaria borealis Bigelow var. borealis
Stellaria borealis Bigelow var. floribunda Fernald
Stellaria borealis Bigelow var. isophylla Fernald
Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. subsp. interior Hultén
Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. floribunda (Fernald) Fernald
Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. isophylla (Fernald) Fernald
Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. latifolia B.Boivin
Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. laurentiana Fernald

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