Stellaria graminea

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCaryophyllaceae
Family (Traditional)Caryophyllaceae
GenusStellaria
Species:Stellaria graminea L.
Common NameGrass Like Starwort
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Placentation Type: Free Central; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 10
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bourbon (KY), Fayette (KY), Harlan (KY), Jefferson (KY), Laurel (KY), Madison (KY), Robertson (KY), Rowan (KY), Wolfe (KY), Carter (TN), Cumberland (TN), DeKalb (TN), Johnson (TN), Knox (TN), Overton (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, TENN, BOON, ETSU, MDKY

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1991 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0118915 Bourbon Kentucky 22 Jun 2019 Mason Brock
APSC
Stellaria graminea
BEREA011918 Fayette Kentucky
BEREA
Stellaria graminea
APSC0073467 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Stellaria graminea
APSC0117886 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Stellaria graminea
APSC0117888 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Stellaria graminea
31234100381423 Laurel Kentucky 10 Jun 1991 Ronald L. Jones
6760
EKY
Stellaria graminea
31234100381431 Laurel Kentucky 10 Jun 1991 Ronald L. Jones
6760
EKY
Stellaria graminea
BEREA011920 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Stellaria graminea
31234100381449 Madison Kentucky 24 May 1993 Gary W. Libby
OB-273
EKY
Stellaria graminea
31234100766086 Madison Kentucky 13 May 2016 Ralph Thompson
16-408
EKY
Stellaria graminea
BEREA011919 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Stellaria graminea
MDKY00009073 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Stellaria graminea
APSC0069747 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Stellaria graminea
APSC0080427 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Stellaria graminea
ETSU015312 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
ETSU034602 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
ETSU034594 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
ETSU034601 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
ETSU034600 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
ETSU034593 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
ETSU034595 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
N/A Carter Tennessee 01 Aug 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092145 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092144 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092149 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092148 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092146 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092147 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092143 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
N/A Carter Tennessee 10 May 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
N/A Carter Tennessee 05 May 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
HTTU006519 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092157 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092156 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092155 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
HTTU014021 White Tennessee
HTTU
Stellaria graminea
HTTU014022 Tennessee
HTTU
Stellaria graminea
HTTU014023 Tennessee
HTTU
Stellaria graminea
APSC0056594 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Stellaria graminea
31234100381456 Robertson Kentucky 19 Jun 2003 Timothy J. Weckman
8158
EKY
Stellaria graminea
APSC0044745 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Stellaria graminea
APSC0018914 Johnson Tennessee
APSC
Stellaria graminea
ETSU015311 Johnson Tennessee
13078
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092153 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092154 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092152 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092150 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
ETSU015317 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092151 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
ETSU015316 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
HTTU006516 Overton Tennessee
HTTU
Stellaria graminea
HTTU014020 Overton Tennessee
HTTU
Stellaria graminea
HTTU006518 Overton Tennessee
HTTU
Stellaria graminea
HTTU006517 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092158 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
013638 Shelby Tennessee
BOON
Stellaria graminea
ETSU015315 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092159 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
TENN-V-0092160 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria graminea
ETSU015314 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
ETSU015313 Washington Tennessee
ETSU
Stellaria graminea
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