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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Stellaria aquatica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myosoton aquaticum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Stellaria aquatica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 5 (2005)

Myosoton aquaticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-07-001:

Stellaria aquatica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Alsine aquatica

 

COMMON NAME:
Water-chickweed, Giant Chickweed, Water Mouse-ear


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image of Stellaria aquatica, Water-chickweed, Giant Chickweed, Water Mouse-ear

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_alaq_001_lvd

        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Stellaria aquatica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Myosoton aquaticum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Stellaria aquatica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 5
Myosoton aquaticum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-07-001:
Stellaria aquatica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Alsine aquatica

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3200

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: marshes, streambeds, wet meadows, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: Europe

Rare

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5-10 stamens
Superior ovary
Usually bisexual

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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