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Lesser Stitchwort

Stellaria graminea

Plant Data

Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
5 white deeply notched petals. A small-flowered Stitchwort with flowers up to 12mm across.
Fruit:
Long, linear capsule. 6-lobed.
Leaves:
Opposite, linear, stalkless leaves.
Maximum Size:
50cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Edible and can be eaten in salads.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Common Starwort, Grass-leaf Starwort, Grass-leaved Stitchwort, Grass-like Starwort, Grassy Starwort, Lesser Starwort, Little Starwort, Small Starwort.
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, heathland, hedgerows, meadows, roadsides, scrub, woodland.