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Lesser Stitchwort, Stellaria graminea Family: Caryophyllaceae
Stellaria graminea     *     Lesser Stitchwort


Flowering time: May-August. Perennial.

Habitat: Abundant on dry roadsides and among grassland.

Numerous small white flowers, the deeply divided petals as long or longer than the sepals. Drooping stalks when fruiting. Straggling growth, the weak brittle stems with pairs of stalkless linear-lanceolate leaves.

Similar: Greater Stitchwort, S. holostea. Larger flowers in April-June


Lesser Stitchwort, Stellaria graminea
Lesser Stitchwort, Stellaria graminea
Holton Lee, Dorset. October 2012

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