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Last updated 2/16/2021 by David Giblin.
Stellaria borealis Bigelow ssp. sitchana (Steud.) Piper & Beattie[FNA5, HC2]
boreal starwort

Publication: Fl. N.W. Coast. 147. 1915.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA5: "Subspecies sitchana is sturdier than subsp. borealis and is readily distinguished by its leaf blades, which are narrowly lanceolate and widest at the base, and by its narrowly triangular, 3-veined sepals. It is a western taxon associated mainly with the slopes of the Coast Ranges and the Rocky Mountains. On the eastern side of its range and in the Aleutian Islands it tends to intergrade with subsp. borealis."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. bongardiana (Fernald) Fernald[HC]
Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. sitchana (Steud.) Fernald[HC]