Stellaria longifolia Muhl. ex Willd.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Stellaria longifolia Muhl. ex Willd.

  • Description

    Species Description - Perennial; stems weak. 1.5–4.5 dm, glabrous or sometimes scabrous on the 4 prominent angles; lvs linear or lanceolate to narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, 2–5 cm × 2–6 mm, sometimes ciliate at base; infl terminal or pseudolateral, seldom over 10 cm, divaricately branched, few-fld; bracts scarious, sometimes ciliolate; pedicels slender, spreading or reflexed; sep lanceolate or lance-ovate, acute, weakly 3-nerved, scarious-margined, seldom ciliolate, 3.5–4.5 mm in fr; pet exceeding the sep; fr somewhat or much surpassing the sep, stramineous or dark, short- to elongate-conic; seeds oblong, 0.7–1 mm; obscurely sculptured, virtually smooth; 2n=26. Moist, grassy places and damp woods; circumboreal, s. in Amer. at least to Va., Mo., Kans., Ariz., and Calif. (Alsine l.) Hybridizes with no. 10 [Stellaria borealis Bigelow].

  • Common Names

    long-leaved stitchwort