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Star Chickweed - Stellaria pubera


Family: Caryophyllaceae - Pink family Genus Common Name: Starwort Native Status: Native
Stellaria pubera - Star Chickweed . There is at least one Stellaria species found in every state in the United States, as well as in every territory in Canada. Stellaria pubera is a plant of the eastern half of the United States, found in every state east of the Mississippi River except Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. It is also found in a few states west of the Mississippi. It is Endangered in Illinois and New Jersey.

Found in:
AL, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV

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Distribution of Stellaria pubera in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 22 Feb 2017). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: Big Frog Trail, Polk County, TN Date: 2004-May-08Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
While Star Chickweed appears to have 10 petals, there are really five deeply notched white petals.
Stellaria pubera

Site: The Pocket at Pigeon Mountain, Walker County, GA Date: 2009-February-21Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm 4-5.6G ED
Star Chickweed is one of the early-flowering plants of spring.
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