Stellaria nemorum L.

S. nemorum L., Sp. Pl.ed. 1 (1753) 421; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. I (1924) 214; S. nemorum subsp. montana (Pierrat) Murb., Bot. Not. (1899) 201; Стоян. Стеф., Фл. Бълг.. изд. 2 (1933) 374 — Горска звездица

Fam:   Caryophyllaceae Juss.
Genus:   Stellaria L.
Species: Stellaria nemorum L.
English Name: Wood stitchwort


Perennial plant with underground thin, long, creeping, branched stem with numerous shoots. The above-ground stem 20 - 60 cm tall, pompously or accumbens, cylindrical, weak, fragile, simple or sometimes branchedsimple or sometimes branched, basically naked or with rare hairs, at the top entirely glandular hairy. Leaves ovate to ovate lanceolate, 2 - 8 cm long and 1 - 4.5 cm wide, thin, smooth, yellow-green, bare or with rare cloth, more or less acute, the base rounded or heart-shaped, edge ciliates; the lower, middle and sometimes with long handles (up to 4 cm); upper sessile. Inflorescence tip with many blossoms, loose, leafy dihaziy. Bracts leaf-shaped, ciliary fibrous. Blossom stems fine, soft, straight, 1 - 3 cm long, fibrous glandular, after overblown curved downward. Blossoms 13 - 18 mm in diameter. Sepals 5, ovate lanceolate to lanceolate, blunt tip, 6 - 8 mm in length, shiny, with narrow white membranous peripheral edge, naked or only basically fibrous glandular. Petals 5, white, up to 2 times longer than sepals, deeply, almost to the base split, with outstretched linear units. 10 stamens, anthers with whitish, rarely absent. 3 bars. The box elongated bars, maturation at 1.5 - 2 times the length of the calyx, dissolving almost to the base of 6 parts. Seeds orange brown, 1 - 1.3 mm in length, oval, edge with ovoid and globular roughness.

From: „Флора на НР България”, том III, БАН, София, (1967)

Stellaria nemorum, also known by the common name wood stitchwort, is a stoloniferous perennial, herbaceous flowering plant in the genus Stellaria of the pink family Caryophyllaceae. It is native to Europe[1] and thrives in wet places of deciduous forests, such as beech forests. It reaches a height of 60 cm and blooms from May to September. The flowers are white, with 5 deeply bifid petals, 10 stamens and 3 styles.[1]

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Flowering Time: Blooms: V - IX  

References: „Флора на НР България”, том III, БАН, София, (1967), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Distribution in Bulgaria: In moist shady places, most often through deciduous forests, on wet rock crevices, glades, around in scrub near streams (especially Alnus glutinosa Gaertn. And A. viridis DC.). Fore ,. Stara Planina (Balkan mountain), Vitosha area (Vitosha and Lyulin mountains), Western Frontier Mountains (Ossogovo), Pirin, Rila, Central “Sredna Gora”, and Western Rhodopes, up to 2250 m altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Europe (excluding the Far North and Most Southern parts), Caucasus.

Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law. Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие

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