Caryophyllaceae
Stellaria graminea

Grass-Leaf Starwort

Sprawling to 20 in. Stems slender. Stems and leaves with few hairs. Leaves opposite, evenly spaced, linear to lance-shaped, 1/3–1 1/3 in. long, flat, entire. Flowers numerous in clusters at stem tips. Flowers have 5 short sepals with tips pointed, may be densely hairy on edges, 5 white petals slightly longer than sepals. Grows in lawns, gardens, disturbed soils. From Europe. Stellaria humifusa, a native in the salt marshes, has fleshy leaves on stems to 15 in. long, forming mats.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4 --24 inches
  • Habitat: Disturbed
  • Found In: Wallowas, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: No