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Addersmeat,Greater stitchwort

Stellaria holostea


It can grow up to 60 cm in height, with roughly 4-angled stems. The long, narrow (lanceolate) leaves are greyish green, hairless, sessile, opposite and decussate (the successive pairs borne at right angles to each other). The flowers are white, 20-30mm across with five petals split to about halfway down and much shorter sepals.


Like its relative Lesser Stitchwort,Greater Stitchwort does not appreciate waterlogged sites, and so in some of thewettest areas it is mainly confined to slopes. Elsewhere it is one of themost abundant of spring flowers, most common in hedgerows and beside woodland paths and rides.


Stellaria holostea is native to Western and Central Europe, including the British Isles.

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Střední Čechy, Czech Republic

Spotted on Apr 14, 2016
Submitted on Apr 14, 2016

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