Stellaria pallida

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCaryophyllaceae
Family (Traditional)Caryophyllaceae
GenusStellaria
Species:Stellaria pallida (Dumort.) Pire
Common NameLesser chickweed
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: January; Reproductive Phenology: Febuary; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Reproductive Phenology: December; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; 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; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native
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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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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

SynonymFull Citation
Stellaria media subsp. pallida Stellaria media subsp. pallida

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: Boyd (KY), Campbell (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Lewis (KY), Madison (KY), Marion (KY), Menifee (KY), Perry (KY), Cheatham (TN), Montgomery (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, KNK, TENN, MDKY

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1980 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100374428 Lewis Kentucky 19 May 2005 Timothy J. Weckman
9345
EKY
Stellaria pallida
31234100374444 Madison Kentucky 16 Apr 1996 Ronald L. Jones
7731
EKY
Stellaria pallida
31234100374436 Madison Kentucky 15 Apr 1996 Allison W. Cusick
32892
EKY
Stellaria pallida
31234100374410 Madison Kentucky 18 Apr 1996 Ronald L. Jones
7744
EKY
Stellaria pallida
31234100777539 Menifee Kentucky 17 Apr 2017 Thomas McFadden
427
EKY
Stellaria pallida
TENN-V-0092230 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria pallida
TENN-V-0092231 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Stellaria pallida
31973000008804 Boyd Kentucky
KNK
Stellaria pallida
31973000008803 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Stellaria pallida
31973000008802 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Stellaria pallida
MDKY00009103 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Stellaria pallida
31234100374394 Franklin Kentucky 25 Apr 1980 Ruth B. (Alford) MacFarlane
4352
EKY
Stellaria pallida
31234100374402 Marion Kentucky 23 Apr 1999 Timothy J. Weckman
4582
EKY
Stellaria pallida
31973000008805 Perry Kentucky
KNK
Stellaria pallida
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