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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Stellaria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong.
Habit: Perennial herb, prostrate to erect, 5--25 cm, often glabrous; rhizome white. Stem: internodes glabrous or with wavy scattered hairs, not papillate. Leaf: +- evenly spaced; blade 3--25 mm, elliptic to ovate; margin +- not papillate, flat to wavy, shiny, ciliate or not. Inflorescence: terminal or axillary, 1--few-flowered; bracts leaf-like; pedicels ascending to erect, in fruit often recurved. Flower: sepals 5, 1.5--2.5 mm, < 3 mm in fruit, ovate to elliptic, +- acute, glabrous, margin scarious, veins generally 1--3, obscure; petals (0)1--5, 0.3--0.5 × sepals; styles generally 0.5--0.9 mm, thick, outcurved. Seed: 0.7--0.9 mm, red-brown, +- smooth or minutely roughened. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Mossy banks, bogs, dry creeks, wet meadows, shaded areas; Elevation: 1700--3800 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRO, NCoRI, CaRF, SN, SnGb, SnBr, SnJt, Wrn, W&I; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana, New Mexico; northeastern Asia. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
Synonyms: Stellaria calycantha subsp. interior Hultén; Stellaria calycantha var. simcoei (Howell) Fernald
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Stellaria borealis subsp. sitchana
Next taxon: Stellaria crispa
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Stellaria calycantha, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45466, accessed on May 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 31, 2016.