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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Stellaria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Stellaria borealis Bigelow subsp. sitchana (Steud.) Piper & Beattie
Habit: Perennial herb, sprawling to erect, 15--50 cm, +- glabrous; rhizome white. Stem: internodes generally finely papillate. Leaf: +- evenly spaced; blade 15--45 mm, +- lanceolate to widely so; margin papillate, flat, dull, sometimes ciliate near base. Inflorescence: terminal or axillary, several to many-flowered; bracts leaf-like; pedicels erect to ascending, in fruit curved to reflexed. Flower: sepals 5, 3--3.5 mm, < 4.5 mm in fruit, lanceolate, acute, glabrous, margin +- widely scarious, ribs in fruit generally 3, prominent; petals (0)1--5, 0.5--0.8 × sepals; styles generally 0.9--1.6 mm, slender, straight (often contorted on dried specimens). Seed: 1--1.2 mm, dark red-brown, tubercles low, elongate. Chromosomes: 2n=52.
Ecology: Sedge stands, meadows, streambanks, swamps, moist woodland; Elevation: < 2100 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoRO, CaRH, c&s SNF, SNH, CCo; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana, South Dakota, Utah. Flowering Time: May--Sep Note: Plants from > 1000 m in central and southern SNF, SNH often have ovate-elliptic leaves and resemble Stellaria crispa. Stellaria borealis subsp. borealis erroneously reported for California in FNANM (Morton 2005).
Synonyms: Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. sitchana (Steud.) Fernald; Stellaria sitchana Steud. var. bongardiana (Fernald) Hultén; Stellaria calycantha var. bongardiana (Fernald) Fernald; Stellaria borealis Bigelow var. bongardiana Fernald
Unabridged Note: 1 other subsp., Nevada to Alaska, Greenland, northeastern United States (except plains states).
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
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Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Stellaria borealis subsp. sitchana, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=53119, accessed on August 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 30, 2016.