West Highland Flora

Greater Stitchwort


Stellaria holostea

 

Stellaria holostea

Photo Carl Farmer
7 May 2004 Scorrybreac, Skye
Flower c 20 mm across

Frequent in woods and on shady roadsides.

Flower diameter c 20-30 mm

ID: Petals notched to about halfway, petals much longer than sepals.  All leaves unstalked, narrow and tapering from near the base to a pointed tip.  Flowers over 15 mm in diameter.

Other features: Leaves a somewhat bluish, not yellowish, green.  On young shoots leaves held upright closely pressed together as in last picture. Some shoots do not flower.  Stems square.  Stamens up to 10, styles 3.  Sepals not conspicuously veined as they are in Lesser Stitchwort

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Stellaria holostea

Photo Carl Farmer
25 May 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye
Flower 2.7 cm across at widest

 

  Stellaria holostea

Photo Carl Farmer
25 May 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye
Lower flower 2.7 cm across at widest

 

Stellaria holostea

Photo Carl Farmer
25 May 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye
Flower 2.3 cm across at widest

Sepals lack conspicuous veining

  Stellaria holostea

Photo Carl Farmer
25 May 2003 Scorrybreac, Skye

Young shoot on left, open shoots on right


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