GREATER STITCHWORT Stellaria holostea (Caryophyllacae).

A familiar perennial of open woodland, woodland rides and hedgerows. I photographed this example in Hoo Wood this evening. The flower has five white notched petals on slender rough-edged stems. The leaves are narrow, fresh green, rough-edged and grass-like. They can grow to a height of 50cms, and flower from April to June.

 

5 Comments on “GREATER STITCHWORT Stellaria holostea (Caryophyllacae).

  1. I am so pleased to see what a stitchwort looks like – a very pretty flower.

    • Thanks for your comment, Anne. Star-of-Bethlehem’ and ‘wedding cakes’ are just some of the other names for greater stitchwort. Look for its pretty, star-shaped, white flowers in woodlands and along hedgerows and roadside verges.

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