tiny flowers, 1 cm or less, growing on spindly stems close to the beach Stellaria graminea is a species of flowering plant in the Caryophyllaceae family (like pinks) known by the common names grassleaf starwort and common stitchwort. It is native to Eurasia but it is widespread around other parts of the temperate world as an introduced species and a common weed. It is a rhizomatous perennial herb producing branching stems which are prostrate, sprawling, trailing, or erect, and reach up to about 90 centimeters long. The flower has five pointed green sepals each a few millimeters long which are usually lined with hairs. There are five white petals, each so deeply lobed it appears to be two.
Numerous pretty, star-like white flowers light up on this perennial wildflower of meadows, hedgerows and bushy places. It grows in many types of habitat, including lawns and roadsides.