Stellaria longifolia long-leaved stitchwort Caryophyllaceae STLO; R, rp;

Stellaria longifolia.Pieter Pelser.pytoimages.siu.edu

Stellaria longifolia.Pieter Pelser.pytoimages.siu.edu (Accessed 4/2014).

Stellaria longifolia is a perennial herb, to 45 cm long, stems weak, 4-angled. 

Leaves linear to 5 cm long, 0.6 cm wide.

Flowers white, to 0.7 cm wide, petals 5, deeply split, longer than or equaling sepals; inflorescence sparse, open, divaricately branched (forking), flowers few.

Fruit a tan capsule, seeds smooth.

Wetland status: UPL.

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent.

Origin: Native.

Habitat: Moist edges, open areas.