Lesser Stitchwort - Stellaria graminea


    Short to tall creeping plant, with weak, straggly much branched, square, smooth stems. Leaves lanceolate to linear, pointed, and smooth. Flowers in lax clusters of 10 or more, white 5 to 12 mm, petals more or less equalling and sometimes longer than sepals, notched nearly to the base.

    Identification difficulty

    Rough grassland, heaths, and dry hedge banks.

    When to see it

    May to August.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Quite common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 400 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map