Stellaria Holostea, Greater Stitchwort



Common name:
Greater stitchwort
Scientific name:
Stellaria holostea
Main flower color:
Range:
All the UK
Height:
Up to 50 cm
Habitat:
Woodland, hedgebanks
Flowers:
Up to 30 mm in diameter; five white, veined petals divided to just less than half their length into two rounded lobes, and five, pointed green sepals, sometimes whitish towards the tip. Attached by hairy pedicels. Stems are square in cross-section, rough along the edges
Leaves:
Opposite, narrowly lanceolate, up to 5 cm long, with tiny, rough hairs along the margins. Alternate pairs are rotated by 90 degrees
Season:
April to June
Rarity:
★★★★