Stellaria alsine  (Alsine uliginosa ) bog chickweed; bog-stitchwort Caryophyllaceae STAL; R bd;

 

Stellaria alsine

Stellaria alsine.Leo Michels.Luirig.altervista.org. (Accessed 4/2014).

Stellaria alsine is an annual or perennial herb, small, slender, weak-stemmed, to 30 cm long, shallow, fibrous roots. 

Leaves opposite, sessile or short stalked, narrow, soft, about 1.5 cm long, 0.5 cm wide. 

Stellaria alsine.commons.wikipedia.org

Stellaria alsine.commons.wikipedia.org Accessed 4/2014).

Flowers greenish-white, very small, about 0.3 cm long, above tiny whitish bracts, usually without petals, sepals 5, green with whitish margins, narrow, tips pointed, ovary superior; inflorescence unequally branching, few-flowered; blooms May-Oct. 

Fruit dry with several finely warty seeds; 

Wetland status: OBL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Marshes and open swamp forests, stream banks.