Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Stellaria longifolia Muhl. ex Willd. image
Photographer: Joanne Kline           

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Family Caryophyllaceae
Stellaria longifolia Muhl. ex Willd.
long-leaved stitchwort
Stellaria: from the Latin stella for "star" because of the star-like shape of the flowers or some other feature
longifolia: longus for "long, extended;" folius for "leaves"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect to weak, perennial, 4"-20" tall forb; 4 -angled stems usually smooth
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, stalked, deeply lobed petals longer than the sepals; inflorescence few-flowered, branched cluster; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:oval to oblong capsule
Leaf:opposite, linear
Habitat: moist; meadows, woods, forests

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Flora of North America (off site)
Alsine longifolia (Muhl. ex Willd.) Britton
Stellaria atrata (J.W.Moore) B.Boivin
Stellaria longifolia Muhl. ex Willd. var. atrata J.W.Moore
Stellaria longifolia Muhl. ex Willd. var. longifolia

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