OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Stellaria aquatica   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   NEW! Click to 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
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 (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
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

Non-native: Europe

Rare

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

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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