Taxon  Report   7771    
Stellaria crispa  Cham. & Schltdl.
Curled starwort,  Ruffled starwort
Stellaria crispa
© 2006 Doreen L. Smith
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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
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
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).