Stellaria longifolia Muhl. ex Willd.  
Family: Caryophyllaceae
long-leaved stitchwort
[Alsine longifolia (Muhl. ex Willd.) Britton, Stellaria atrata (J.W.Moore) B.Boivin, Stellaria longifolia var. atrata Muhl. ex Willd., Stellaria longifolia var. longifolia Muhl. ex Willd.]
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Stellaria: from the Latin stella for "star" because of the star-like shape of the flowers or some other feature
Plants: erect to weak, perennial, 4"-20" tall forb; 4 -angled stems usually smooth
Leaves: opposite, linear
Flowers: white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, stalked, deeply lobed petals longer than the sepals; inflorescence few-flowered, branched cluster; blooms May-Aug.
Fruits: oval to oblong capsule
Habitat: moist; meadows, woods, forests
Conservation Status: Native
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Joanne Kline  
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