Taxon: Stellaria graminea L.

Genus: Stellaria
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Subfamily: Alsinoideae
Tribe: Alsineae
Nomen number: 35495
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:422. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 22-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • common stitchwort  (Source: Glea Cron ed2) - English
  • grass-leaf starwort  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • grass-leaf stitchwort  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • lesser stitchwort  (Source: F BritStace) - English
  • mouron des champs  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • Gras-Sternmiere  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • grässtjärnblomma  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide F USSR)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • China: China
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Iran ; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Nepal ; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia New South Wales
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina Tierra del Fuego


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  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland The CIBA-GEIGY Weed Tables. 1974 (Weed TabCIBA)
  • Curtis, W. M. & D. I. Morris The student's flora of Tasmania. (SF Tasman)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
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  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
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  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  • Harrington, H. Manual of the plants of Colorado. (F Colo)
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