Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Stellaria graminea L. image
Photographer: Gary Fewless           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Christopher Noll
Family Caryophyllaceae
Stellaria graminea L.
common stitchwort, grass-like starwort, starwort
Stellaria: from the Latin stella for "star" because of the star-like shape of the flowers or some other feature
graminea: resembling grass, grassy
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect to weak, perennial, 12"-20" tall forb; 4 -angled stems usually smooth
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/2" wide, stalked, petals deeply-lobed about 2/3 of the length and mostly equal to or shorter than the 3-veined sepals; inflorescence a many-flowered, branched cluster; blooms May-July
Fruit:oval to oblong capsule
Leaf:opposite, linear with smooth edges
Habitat: full sun; fields, roadsides

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