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Stellaria pubera (Star chickweed)
Brundage, Stephanie

Stellaria pubera

Stellaria pubera Michx.

Star Chickweed

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)

Synonym(s): Alsine pubera

USDA Symbol: stpu

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Capsule

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: 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 Conditions

Light Requirement: Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2019-01-24
Research By: TWC Staff

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