Stellaria graminea

Common Name: 
little starwort, common stitchwort, grassleaf starwort, lesser stitchwort
Scientific Name: 
Stellaria graminea L., Stellaria graminifolia
Family Name: 
Caryophyllaceae - Pink Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced perennial, reproducing by seed and rhizomes
sprawling to erect, smooth, 4-sided, weak, unbranched except in inflorescence
Stems of Little Starwort
opposite, linear to narrowly lanceolate, smooth will sometimes fine hairs at base, entire, sessile
Leaves of Little Starwort
5-petaled, deeply notched, sepals 3-veined; terminal clusters, dichotomously branched
Flowers of Little Starwort