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Stellaria borealis ssp. sitchana

Stellaria borealis Bigelow ssp. sitchana (Steud.) Piper

Boreal Starwort, Northern Chickweed, Northern Starwort, Sitka Starwort

Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)

Synonym(s): Alsine bongardiana, Alsine brachypetala, Stellaria bongardiana, Stellaria borealis ssp. bongardiana, Stellaria borealis var. bongardiana, Stellaria borealis var. sitchana, Stellaria brachypetala var. bongardiana, Stellaria calycantha var. bongardiana, Stellaria calycantha var. sitchana, Stellaria sitchana, Stellaria sitchana var. bongardiana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AK , CA , ID , MT , OR , SD , WA
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: River and stream gravel and banks, ditches, damp forests, forest openings.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Stellaria borealis ssp. sitchana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Stellaria borealis ssp. sitchana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Stellaria borealis ssp. sitchana


Record Modified: 2020-10-28
Research By: CBR

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