Marsh Stitchwort - Stellaria palustris
Short to medium, greyish, creeping plant with erect, square, smooth stems. Leaves linear-lanceolate. Flowers are white and few, in a lax cluster, 12 to 18 mm, petals cleft almost to the base, and up to twice as long as the sepals.
Wet grassy habitats, marshes and fens.
May to July.
Local but widespread in Britain, except in the north of Scotland.
Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 3 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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