Stellaria holostea L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Tursarraing mhór


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Stellaria holostea L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000436323. Accessed on: 04 Dec 2021'

General Information

Plants perennial, scrambling to ascending, from slender, creeping rhizomes. Stems branched dis­-tally, 4-angled, 15-60 cm, glabrous or hispid-puberulent distally. Leaves sessile; blade narrowly lanceolate, widest near base, 4-8 cm × 2-10 mm, somewhat coriaceous, base round and clasping, margins and abaxial midrib very rough, apex narrowly and sharply acuminate, scabrid, otherwise glabrous, slightly glaucous. Inflorescences terminal, loose, 3-31-flowered cymes; bracts foliaceous, 5-50 mm, margins and abaxial midrib scabrid. Pedicels ascending, 1-60 mm, slender, pubescent. Flowers 20-30 mm diam.; sepals 5, inconspicuously 3-veined, ovate-lanceolate, 6-8 mm, margins narrow, scarious, apex acute, glabrous; petals 5 (rarely absent), 8-14 mm, longer than sepals, blade apex 2-fid to middle; stamens 10, sometimes fewer by degeneration; styles 3, ascending, ca. 4 mm. Capsules green, subglobose, 5-6 mm, ± equaling sepals, apex obtuse, opening by 3 valves, tardily splitting into 6; carpophore absent. Seeds reddish brown, reniform, 2-3 mm diam., papillose. 2n = 26 (Europe).

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    "Rhizomatous perennial, 1.5–4.5 dm, the 4-angled stems glaucous and sometimes sparsely hispidulous; lvs narrowly lanceolate, sessile, 2–8 cm × 2–10 mm, hispidulous on the midrib and margins, otherwise sparsely puberulent and glabrate; infl open, the ciliate bracts herbaceous; pedicels pubescent, slender, 2–7 cm; sep broadly lanceolate, 6–9 mm, acute, glabrous, obscurely 5–11-veined; pet conspicuously exceeding the sep, notched less than half-way to the base; seeds 2–2.5 mm, obliquely reniform, coarsely papillate; 2n=26. Native of Eurasia, often escaped from cult. in our range. Apr.–June. (Alsine h.)"

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    Morphology

    Stängel 15–30 cm, aufsteigend, 4kantig, im oberen Teil kurz behaart, sonst kahl, mit sterilen Trieben. Blätter steif, lineal-lanzettlich, lang zugespitzt, 3–9 cm lang, mit rauem Rand, alle sitzend. Deckblätter krautig, bewimpert. Kronblät

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    Ecology

    5–6. Gebüsche, lichte Laubwälder, kollin-montan. JN, GE, vereinzelt übriges M und AN, südliches TI.

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    Distribution Map

     
    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Tursarraing mhórIrishIE
    Greater stitchwortEnglishIE

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Tursainín mhórIrishIE
    Grossblütige SternmiereGermanCH
    TursarrainIrishIE
    Centocchio garofaninaItalianCH
    TuirseachIrishIE
    Star of BethlehemEnglishIE
    Stellaire holostéeFrenchCH
    Greater stitchwort, Easter-bell

      Bibliography

     Information From

    Caryophyllaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
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    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • D Flora of North America Association
    Irish Vernacular Names
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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