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Common name

English: Wood stitchwort

German: Hain-Sternmiere


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Caryophyllales (122)

        Family: Caryophyllaceae (37)(family description)

          Genus: Stellaria (4)

            Epithet: nemorum L. (2)

Synonyms: Alsine nemorum (L.) Dumort., Cerastium nemorum (L.) Crantz, Hylebia nemorum (L.) Fourr., Stellaria ciliata M.Vahl ex Persoon, Stellaria cordata Gilib., Stellaria dichotoma Patrin, Stellaria nemoralis Salisb., Stellaria pseudomalachium Schur

ciliata => fringed, as with eyelashes

cordata => heart-shaped, as of leaves having the stalk at the notched end

dichotoma => divided in two, forked

nemoralis => sylvan, growing in woods and groves

nemorum => of woods, sylvan


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

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