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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Stellaria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Stellaria graminea L.
Habit: Perennial herb, sprawling to erect, 10--60 cm, generally glabrous; rhizome white. Stem: internodes glabrous. Leaf: +- evenly spaced; blade 10--35 mm, linear to lanceolate; margin +- not papillate, flat, shiny, +- ciliate near base. Inflorescence: terminal; flowers many; bracts scarious; pedicels spreading to erect, in fruit generally widely branched. Flower: sepals 5, 4--5.5 mm, +- lanceolate, acute, margin widely scarious, densely ciliate or not, ribs in fruit 3, prominent; petals 5, 1--1.4 × sepals. Seed: 0.9--1.1 mm, dark brown, tubercles prominent, elongate. Chromosomes: 2n=26,39,52.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 400, and 1220 m. Bioregional Distribution: c SNH, SnJV, SnFrB, SCo; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, eastern North America; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Late spring--early summer
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Stellaria crispa
Next taxon: Stellaria littoralis
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Stellaria graminea, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45478, accessed on February 09, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 09, 2016.