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Stellaria pallida (Dumort.) Crép.
Habit: Annual but often over-wintering, prostrate to erect, 7--50 cm; taproot slender. Stem: internode hairs in line. Leaf: +- evenly spaced; blade 8--45 mm, +- ovate, margin +- not papillate, +- flat, shiny, often ciliate near base. Inflorescence: terminal or axillary, few-flowered, +- dense; bracts leaf-like; pedicels spreading to erect, in fruit curved to reflexed. Flower: sepals 5, 2--3 mm, < 4 mm in fruit, lanceolate to ovate, obtuse to acute, glabrous or +- hairy and glandular, margin +- thinly scarious, ribs often 1 or 3 near base; petals 0. Seed: 0.7--0.8 mm, yellow- to light red-brown, tubercles conical. Chromosomes: 2n=22.
Ecology: Oak woodland, streambanks, grassy hills, flats, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 450(1500) m. Bioregional Distribution: s NCo, n&c SNF, Teh/WTR, ScV, CCo, SCoRO, s ChI, PR; Distribution Outside California: Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Baja California, to eastern North America; native to southwestern Europe. Flowering Time: Spring
Synonyms: Stellaria media (L.) Vill. subsp. pallida (Dumort.) Asch. & Graebn.
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
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Previous taxon: Stellaria obtusa
Next taxon: Stellaria umbellata
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Stellaria pallida, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45501, accessed on May 02, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 02, 2016.