Northern Stitchwort - Stellaria calycantha
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Rhizomatous perennial. Stems glabrous to pilose, trailing to ascending, to 20 cm. Leaves glabrous, narrowly ovate, 8–20 mm long. Inflorescence a terminal, few-flowered, leafy cyme. Flowers: sepals ovate, 2–3 mm long; petals 1 mm long or absent; stamens 5. Capsule 3–5 mm long, opening by 3 slits (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
AK south to CA and NM; Asia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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Wet turf, cliffs; subalpine, alpine, rarely lower along margins of wetlands(Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
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- Jones, W. W. 1901. Preliminary flora of Gallatin County. M.S. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State College. 78 pp.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Williams, K.L. 2012. Classification of the grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, forests and alpine vegetation associations of the Custer National Forest portion of the Beartooth Mountains in southcentral Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 376 p.