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Stellaria obtusa

Stellaria obtusa Engelm.

Blunt-sepaled Starwort, Obtuse Starwort, Rocky Mountain Chickweed, Rocky Mountain Starwort

Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)

Synonym(s): Alsine obtusa, Alsine viridula, Alsine washingtoniana, Stellaria viridula, Stellaria washingtoniana


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: Stems prostrate, up to about 9 inches long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Sepals green, petals absent.


USA: CA , CO , ID , MT , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC
Native Habitat: Moist areas in woods, shaded edges of creeks, talus slopes.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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 obtusa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Stellaria obtusa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Stellaria obtusa


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

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