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Star Chickweed

Stellaria pubera

Description:

White, five petals so deeply notched they appear as 10 sepals. The star-shaped flowers of Star Chickweed inspired the common and Latin name for this flower. Native Americans used a stem and root tea with Yellow Lady’s Slipper to expel worms in children.

Habitat:

Rich woods and shaded bluffs from New York to Florida and west to Illinois.

Notes:

Spotted growing near the road on top of Kennesaw Mountain.

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QWMom
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QWMom

Georgia, USA

Lat: 33.98, Long: -84.58

Spotted on Apr 29, 2013
Submitted on May 2, 2013

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