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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Stellaria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Stellaria longifolia Willd.
Habit: Perennial herb, sprawling to ascending, 15--40 cm, generally glabrous; rhizome white. Stem: internodes +- scabrous. Leaf: +- evenly spaced; blade 15--35 mm, linear to lance-linear; margin papillate, flat, dull, ciliate near base or not. Inflorescence: lateral, several- to generally many-flowered; bracts scarious; pedicels spreading to erect, in fruit widely branched. Flower: sepals 5, 3--4 mm, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, +- acute, +- glabrous, margin widely scarious, ribs in fruit +- 3 near base; petals 5, 1--1.2 × sepals. Seed: 0.8--0.9 mm, red-brown, minutely roughened. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Moist areas; Elevation: +- 900 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaRH, n SNH; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Arizona, north-central United States, eastern North America; circumboreal. Flowering Time: Late spring--summer
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Stellaria littoralis
Next taxon: Stellaria longipes subsp. longipes
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Stellaria longifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45483, accessed on July 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 25, 2016.