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Stellaria sitchana
Sitka starwort

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains.

Habitat: Moist or marshy areas from low elevations to middle elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May-August

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies


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Accepted Name:
Stellaria sitchana Steud.
Publication: Nomencl. Bot. ed. 2, 2: 637. 1841, based on S. brachypetala Bongard, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St. -Petersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 2: 126. 1832 (as brachipetala), not Bunge 1830

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Stellaria borealis Bigelow ssp. sitchana (Steud.) Piper & Beattie
Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. bongardiana (Fernald) Fernald
Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. sitchana (Steud.) Fernald
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Stellaria sitchana in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

WA Flora Checklist: Stellaria sitchana checklist entry

OregonFlora: Stellaria sitchana information

E-Flora BC: Stellaria sitchana atlas page

CalPhotos: Stellaria sitchana photos

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