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Last updated 12/12/2008 by David Giblin.
Stellaria humifusa Rottb.[FNA5, HC, HC2]
saltmarsh starwort

Publication: Skr. KiĆøbenhavnske Selsk. Laerd. Elsk. 10: 447, plate 4, fig. 14. 1770.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA5: "Stellaria humifusa is often confused with S. crassifolia, but has thicker stems and fleshy leaves that wrinkle and tend to turn brownish when dried. Also, in S. crassifolia the long pedicels are very slender and sharply angled below the capsule."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Alsine humifusa (Rottb.) Britton
Stellaria humifusa Rottb. var. marginata Fenzl
Stellaria humifusa Rottb. var. oblongifolia Fenzl
Stellaria humifusa Rottb. var. suberecta B. Boivin