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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Stellaria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Stellaria nitens Nutt.
Habit: Annual, ascending to erect, 3--25 cm, glabrous or sparsely hairy; taproot thread-like. Stem: internode hairs 0 or scattered. Leaf: crowded near base; blade 5--15 mm, margin not papillate, shiny, often ciliate; lower oblanceolate to obovate; upper lance-linear (to ovate). Inflorescence: terminal, few- to several-flowered; bracts scarious; pedicels ascending to erect, in fruit +- straight. Flower: sepals 5, 2.8--4.2 mm, +- lanceolate to needle-like, long-acuminate, glabrous, margin widely scarious, ribs in fruit +- 3; petals 5, 0.2--0.5 × sepals or 0. Seed: 0.5--0.7 mm, brown, tubercles minute. Chromosomes: 2n=20, 40.
Ecology: Sand dunes, streambanks, open woodland, beneath boulders, disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, n&c SNF, SNH, ScV (Sutter Buttes), SnJV, CW, SW; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Montana, Arizona; Mexico. Flowering Time: Spring
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Stellaria neglecta
Next taxon: Stellaria obtusa
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Stellaria nitens, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45502, 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.