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Stellaria borealis Bigelow var. borealis . Northern Stitchwort. Phen: May-Sep. Hab: Cold swamps. Dist: Greenland and NL (Labrador) west to AK, south to MD, n. WV (Canaan Valley, Tucker Co.), sc. PA, MI, WI, MN, CO, NV, and OR.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Var. sitchana (Steudel) Fernald is restricted to nw. North America.

Synonymy: = C; = Stellaria borealis Bigelow ssp. borealis – FNA5, K1, K3, K4, NE, NY; < Stellaria borealis Bigelow – Mi, Pa; > Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. calycantha – F; > Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. floribunda Fernald – F, G; > Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. isophylla Fernald – F, G, WV, misapplied; > Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. laurentiana Fernald – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW (name change)
  • Great Plains: FACW (name change)
  • Midwest: OBL (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW (name change)

Heliophily ?: 3

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image of plant© Doug Weihrauch, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Doug Weihrauch source CC-BY | Original Image ⭷ Warning: was NOT research grade.


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