Stellaria neglecta Weihe S. negiecta Weihe in Bluff et Fingerh., Cotnp. Fl. Germ. ed. 1, I (1825) 560; S. media var. negiecta (Weihe) Mert. et Koch in Röhl., Deutschl. Fl. ed. 3, III (1831) 253; Стоян. Стеф., Фл. Бълг. изд. 1, I (1924) 407; S. media subsp. negiecta (Weihe) Murb., Bot. Not. (1899) 198; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. I (1924) 215; Стоян. Стеф., op. c. изд. 3 (1948) 413 — Едра, пренебрегната звездица = Stellaria media Vill. (Alsine media L.): "Флора на България", Н.Стоянов, Б. Стефанов, Б. Китанов, НИ, София, (1966)
Stellaria neglecta forms part of a complex that also includes S. media and S. pallida. The last of these is generally separable on morphological grounds, but there is no clear-cut morphological distinction between S. neglecta and S. media, which are easily confused; neglecta was formerly treated as a subspecies of S. media.. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Fam: Caryophyllaceae Juss.
Genus: Stellaria L.
Species: Stellaria neglecta Weihe
English Name: Greater chickweed
Annual or biennial plants. Stem 20 - 80 cm long, accumbens fundamentally, rose slightly to above, cylindrical, thin, tender, fragile, branched, with a longitudinal line of hairs along its entire length, without glandular hairs. Lower leaves ovate, 1 - 2.5 cm long and 0.5 - 1.2 cm wide, at the base near a heart, at the top short sharp-pointed, more or less bare, with twice as many of the leaf lamina handles; upper elongated ovoid or elliptical, much larger (up to 5 cm long), pointed, with short handle flattened or subsessile, naked. Inflorescence more or less with many blossoms, loose dihaziy. Bracts herbaceous, ribbon. Handles of the blossoms thin, long, naked or fiber in fruits usually curved down. Blossoms about 10 mm in diameter. Sepals 5, lanceolate, 5 - 6.5 mm in length, with a peripheral narrow membranous edge naked or fibrous. Petals 5, white, equal or slightly longer than the sepals, deep almost to the base split, rarely missing. Stamens most 10, sometimes less. The bars 3. The box ovoid elongate, longer than the calyx, dissolving medium to six partsdissolving medium to six parts. Seedws dark red brown, oval-like or kidney, 1.3 - 1.7 mm in length, with a conical surface roughness. From: „Флора на НР България”, том III, БАН, София, (1967)
Stellaria neglecta, greater chickweed, is an annual or short-lived perennial herbaceous plant in the family Caryophyllaceae. It is native to Europe and has been introduced to North America. Description
Stellaria neglecta resembles S. media, but is generally larger in all its parts. It has weak branching stems, that are usually decumbent at the base, ascending distally to around 80–90 cm. Between each pair of nodes, the stem carries a single row of hairs. The lower leaves are long-stalked, with the leaf blade 1−2.5 cm long and the stalk up to twice as long; the upper leaves have a short flattened stalk or are sessile, with the leaf blade up to 5 cm long; the leaf blade is ovate to broadly elliptical, acuminate, and glabrous.
Flowers are borne on long slender stalks which are glabrous or pubescent, initially spreading and reflexed, later erect. There are five sepals, 5−6.5 mm long, lanceolate, glabrous or pubescent, with an acute apex. The five petals are white, deeply bifid, the cleft extending almost to the base and giving the impression that there are actually ten petals; in length the petals are equal to or slightly longer than the sepals. The flowers are about 10 mm in diameter. There are usually 10 stamens and three styles.
S. neglecta flowers between April and July, after which the flowering parts decay. The stems remain alive and produce tillers which overwinter and flower the following year.
Seeds are tuberculate, dark reddish-brown, 1.3−1.7 mm in diameter. The tubercles are conical, with an acute apex.
Greater chickweed is widely distributed throughout Europe, from the Mediterranean to the Baltic and Scandinavia, and from the British Isles to the Ukraine, but is nowhere common. In Great Britain, it is most common in the south and west, infrequent in the north. In North America, it was formerly rare, but it has spread rapidly in recent decades and is now considered a weed in a number of states, from Maryland to California.
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Flowering Time: Blooms: IV-VIII.
References: „Флора на НР България”, том III, БАН, София, (1967), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Distribution in Bulgaria: In moist, shady places around streems, in scrub and forest edges, roads and weed through the fields and gardens. Danube Plain (Svishtov). Indicate for Sofia, Sliven, Gabrovo (Vel :, 1891). (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.
Distribution: Western, Central and Southern Europe, the Caucasus, Central and Southwest Asia, Japan-China region.
Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law. Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие
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