OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Stellaria graminea   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stellaria graminea   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Stellaria graminea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-07-003:
Stellaria graminea   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Lesser Stitchwort, Grassleaf Starwort, Common Stitchwort


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image of Stellaria graminea, Lesser Stitchwort, Grassleaf Starwort, Common Stitchwort

JK Marlow    jkm190618_9272

June    Greenville County    SC

image of Stellaria graminea, Lesser Stitchwort, Grassleaf Starwort, Common Stitchwort

JK Marlow    jkm200606_5658

June    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Stem glabrous. Leaves lanceolate, elliptic or linear, 4-40mm long, sessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Stellaria graminea, Lesser Stitchwort, Grassleaf Starwort, Common Stitchwort

JK Marlow    jkm200606_5659

June    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Stellaria graminea, Lesser Stitchwort, Grassleaf Starwort, Common Stitchwort

JK Marlow    jkm200606_5682

June    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Has an open, many-flowered, divaricately branched terminal inflorescence, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Stellaria graminea, Lesser Stitchwort, Grassleaf Starwort, Common Stitchwort

JK Marlow    jkm200606_5682b

June    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

The 5 petals exceed the sepals and are cleft almost to the base, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Stellaria graminea   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stellaria graminea   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Stellaria graminea

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-07-003:
Stellaria graminea   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3201

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe

Uncommon in Carolina Mountains & NC Piedmont, rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, pastures, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite
Leaves sessile
Margins entire

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer?
Capsule

 

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