Taxon  Report   7776 
Stellaria media  (L.) Villars
Stellaria media
© 2008 Steve Matson
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Stellaria media
© 2008 Gary McDonald
Stellaria media
© 2014 Jean Pawek
Stellaria media, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Stellaria media
© 2001 Jeff Abbas
Genus: Stellaria
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, agricultural weed
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in non wetlands, but occasionally found in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Stellaria media
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Photos and ID tips from

UC Integrated Pest Management Weed Photo Gallery
(profile of this plant as an agricultural weed)

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 28, 2016).

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