Star Chickweed

These Star Chickweed [Stellaria pubera], a member of the Pink (Caryophyllaceae) family, were found in Gerton, North Carolina on 4 May 2013 and on 14 April 2018.  Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 274-275, states it’s found in woods and on rocky slopes.  It’s listed in the flowers with 5 regular parts section, but the petals are so deeply cleft that they look like they have 10 parts.  These specimens were just off a footpath of the same roadside trail in the woods on both occasions.

USDA Plants Listing:  Stellaria pubera

Star Chickweed – 14 April 2018

Star Chickweed in Gerton, NC – 4 May 2013

Star Chickweed (more) – 4 May 2013