Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Stellaria graminea L.
Common name(s): lesser stitchwort, grass-like starwort, grass-leaved chickweed, grass-leaved stitchwort
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– generally flowers June to September in ME
-reproduces by seeds and rhizomes
– may be confused with S. longifolia; see left sidebar on Go Botany webpage
-native to Europe
Heinrich, B. 1976. Flowering phenologies: Bog, woodland, and disturbed habitats. Ecology. 57(5):890-899.
Go Botany. “Stellaria Graminea (Ledeb.) Bong.” Stellaria Graminea (Grass-Leaved Starwort, Grass-Leaved Stitchwort): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/stellaria/graminea/.