Stellaria Graminea, Lesser Stitchwort



Common name:
Lesser stitchwort
Scientific name:
Stellaria graminea
Main flower color:
Range:
All of the UK
Height:
Up to 50 cm
Habitat:
Hedgebanks, open woodland
Flowers:
Five white petals, divided almost to the base, and five spreading green sepals with whitish, papery margins, and a sparse covering of short hairs. The sepals are slightly shorter than the petals. Flowers are up to 18 mm in diameter, and form in small clusters, on slender, hairless, stems lined with smooth ridges
Leaves:
Grass-like; linear to narrowly lanceolate, up to 4 cm long, with smooth edges
Season:
May to August
Rarity:
★★★★