Stellaria longipes long-stalked stitchwort Caryophyllaceae STLO; Q;

Stellaria longipes.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 4/2014).

Stellaria longipes.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 4/2014).

Stellaria longipes is a perennial herb to 20 cm from rhizomes, often waxy-whitish. 

Leaves opposite, to 4 cm long, narrowly lance-shaped to linear, widest near base.  

Flowers white, radially symmetrical, petals 5, deeply divided, appearing as 10, to 0.8 cm long, sepals 5, narrow, to 0.7 cm long; inflorescence stems forking with small, membranous bracts,  June–Aug.

Fruit a dry capsule, egg-shaped, dark purple, longer than persistent sepals, seeds oval 0.1 cm. 

Wetland status: FACU-. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Open areas.