Calflora
Taxon  Report   7771    
Stellaria crispa  Cham. & Schltdl.
Curled starwort,  Ruffled starwort
Stellaria crispa
© 2006 Doreen L. Smith
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Stellaria crispa
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Stellaria crispa
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Stellaria crispa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Stellaria crispa
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE  
Genus: Stellaria
Communities: Redwood Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks, meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Alsine crispa
PLANTS: Stellaria borealis var. crispa
More information about  Stellaria crispa
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 (STCR2)

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 12, 2018).

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