Greater Stitchwort - Stellaria holostea
Short to medium, rather straggly plant. Stems weak, square and rough. Leaves narrow, lanceolate and pointed rough at the margins. Flowers 18 to 30 mm white in lax clusters. Petals cleft at least to half way, twice as long as the sepals.
Petals much longer than sepals
Woods, hedgerows and road verges.
April to June.
Quite common throughout Britain.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 221 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, old woodland; locally frequent
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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