Photographer: Joanne Kline
Stellaria longifolia Muhl. ex Willd.
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"
|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|
|Habitat: ||moist; meadows, woods, forests|