Stellaria graminea
Stellaria graminea

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"Stellaria graminea," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Stellaria graminea is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae known by the common names common starwort, grass-leaved stitchwort, lesser stitchwort and grass-like starwort. It is a rhizomatous perennial herb producing branching stems which are prostrate, sprawling, trailing, or erect, and reach up to about 90 centimeters long. The stems are four-angled, weak, and hairless. It is lined with pairs of linear or lance-shaped leaves, each 14 centimetres (0.41.6 in) long. The leaves are smooth-edged and hairless except for some hairs lining the bases. The inflorescence bears several flowers, each on a short pedicel. The flower has five pointed green sepals each a few millimeters long which are usually lined with hairs. There are five white petals, each so deeply lobed it appears to be two. The seeds are reddish brown in color and are 1 millimeter (0.04 in) in diameter. It bears 10 stamens.
Francis A. Crane Wildlife Management Area, East Falmouth, Massachusetts
 
06/10/2020