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Stellaria palustris Retz.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Marsh Stitchwort









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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.

Flower of Stellaria palustris
Prof. Paul Busselen KULAK - PlantengidsLeaves of Stellaria palustris
Prof. Paul Busselen KULAK - Plantengids
Habitat Notes

Only found in wetland habitats

Life History
UK distribution

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

Flowering Time

In flower during May, June and July.


The fruit is a capsule.


The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Other features

Glaucous leaves

Latin Synonyms

Stellaria glauca
Stellaria fennica
Alsine glauca