Stellaria pubera Michx.
Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)
Synonym(s): Alsine pubera
USDA Symbol: stpu
White flowers with deeply cleft petals in clusters atop an erect stem and rising from leaf axils; stems with 2 lines of hairs, or more or less uniformly hairy.
With its beautiful star-like flowers, this is the showiest of the many chickweeds. Its stems are of two forms: nonflowering and flowering, the former usually taller and often with larger leaves than the latter.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
DistributionUSA: AL , DC , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MD , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , PA , SC , TN , VA , WV
Native Distribution: Illinois east to New York, south to Florida, west to Louisiana, and northeast to Kentucky; also in Nebraska and Minnesota.
Native Habitat: Rich woods and rocky slopes.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Stellaria pubera in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Stellaria pubera in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Stellaria pubera
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff