OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stellaria corei   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Stellaria corei

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-07-005:
Stellaria corei   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (THE NAME PREOCCUPIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Stellaria silvatica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Stellaria pubera var. silvatica

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Tennessee Starwort


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image of Stellaria corei, Tennessee Starwort

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_alte7_001_lvd

        

image of Stellaria corei, Tennessee Starwort

Joe Standaert    jst_d09018_yellowmtn_031

April    Avery County    NC

The Roan Highlands

Similar to S. pubera. They both appear to have 10 petals but actually have 5 deeply split, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

image of Stellaria corei, Tennessee Starwort

Joe Standaert    jst_d19010_coleman_007

April    Buncombe County    NC

image of Stellaria corei, Tennessee Starwort

Joe Standaert    jst_d19014albrightgrov009

May    Cocke County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Very similar to S. pubera but differs in its long-acuminate sepals, per Flora of North America.

image of Stellaria corei, Tennessee Starwort

Joe Standaert    jst_d20016_coleman2_053

May    Buncombe County    NC

Similar to S. pubera, but the sepals are acuminate, and equal to or longer than the petals, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Stellaria corei, Tennessee Starwort

Joe Standaert    jst_d20020mtsgreybeard014

June    Buncombe County    NC

Sepals 7-11(-12)mm long, acuminate, ciliate, but more-or-less glabrous on the back, per Weakley's Flora (2022).

image of Stellaria corei, Tennessee Starwort

Joe Standaert    jst_d20020mtsgreybeard015

June    Buncombe County    NC

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Stellaria corei   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Stellaria corei

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-07-005:
Stellaria corei   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (THE NAME PREOCCUPIED) Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Stellaria silvatica

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Stellaria pubera var. silvatica

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

4535

Forb
Perennial

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

Uncommon in NC Mountains, rare in GA Mtns

Habitat: cove forests and seepages at moderate to high elevations, rarely escaped from cultivation, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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