Stellaria borealis  
Family: Caryophyllaceae
boreal starwort, northern starwort
[Alsine borealis (Bigelow) Britton]
Stellaria borealis image
from USDA Plants website  
Etymology: Stellaria: from the Latin stella for "star" because of the star-like shape of the flowers or some other feature
Plants: weak perennial, to 20" tall forb; stems with many angled branches; from rhizomes
Leaves: opposite, narrow, linear, usually narrowing toward the stem
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, stalked, petals none or shorter than the sepals; inflorescence a drooping, terminal, branched cluster (cyme); blooms May-Aug.
Fruits: oval to oblong capsule
Habitat: shade; moist
Conservation Status: Native
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