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Stellaria nemorum L.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Wood Stitchwort

 

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Description

The leaves on non-flowering shoots and at the bottom of flowering shoots have petioles, whereas the upper leaves are sessile. The stem is usually hairy all around.

Habitats
Deciduous woodland
River banks
Stellaria nemorum
© Quentin Groom
Description of Genus

Annual or perennial herbs. The leaves are often hairless and untoothed. The sepals are not fuse. The petals, when present, are white. Each petal is deeply cut.

Habitat Notes

Damp shady places.

Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland and Wales. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during May and June.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

Sweden
lundstjärnblomma