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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Stellaria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Stellaria umbellata Turcz. ex Kar. & Kir.
Habit: Perennial herb, prostrate to erect, 2--20 cm, glabrous; rhizome white. Stem: internodes glabrous. Leaf: +- evenly spaced; blade 5--20 mm, elliptic to ovate, margin not papillate, generally flat, shiny, glabrous. Inflorescence: terminal, generally umbel-like, few-(alpine) to many-flowered; bracts scarious; pedicels erect to spreading, in fruit spreading to reflexed. Flower: sepals 5, 1.5--2.5 mm, lanceolate to ovate, +- acute, margin widely scarious, ribs in fruit 3, weak; petals minute or 0. Seed: 0.6--0.7 mm, brown, +- smooth. Chromosomes: 2n=26.
Ecology: Moist meadows, rocky summits, streamsides; Elevation: 1800--2300 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRH, NCoRI, CaRH, SNH, Wrn; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana, New Mexico; northeastern Asia. Flowering Time: Summer
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Stellaria pallida
Next taxon: Vaccaria
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Stellaria umbellata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45516, accessed on July 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 27, 2016.