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Shiny Stitchwort - Stellaria nitens

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Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNR
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General Description
Slender, nearly glabrous annual. Stems erect, simple or few-branched below, 3–20 cm. Leaves: basal petiolate with ovate blade 2–5 mm long; cauline linear, 3–15 mm long. Inflorescence an erect, terminal, several-flowered cyme. Flowers: sepals narrowly lanceolate, 3-veined, glabrous, 3–5 mm long; petals 1–2 mm long or absent; stamens 3 to 5. Capsules 2–3 mm long, opening by 3 slits (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC south to CA and AZ (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 15

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Habitat
Grasslands, open forest, pond margins, usually in disturbed soil; valleys (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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