Calflora
Taxon  Report   7769    
Stellaria borealis  Bigelow  ssp. sitchana  (Steud.) Piper & Beattie
Boreal starwort,  Northern starwort, Sitka starwort
Stellaria borealis ssp. sitchana
© 2011 Vernon Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Stellaria borealis ssp. sitchana
© 2015 Aaron Arthur
Stellaria borealis ssp. sitchana
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Stellaria borealis ssp. sitchana, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Stellaria borealis ssp. sitchana
© 2009 Keir Morse
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Alsine bongardiana
PLANTS: Stellaria sitchana var. bongardiana
PLANTS: Stellaria calycantha var. sitchana
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More information about  Stellaria borealis ssp. sitchana
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (STBOS)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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