Taxon  Report   7777    
Stellaria nitens  Nutt.
Shining chickweed,  Shiny chickweed, Smooth chickweed
Stellaria nitens
© 2007 Keir Morse
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Stellaria nitens
© 2005 Keir Morse
Stellaria nitens
© 2005 Keir Morse
Stellaria nitens, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Stellaria nitens
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Genus: Stellaria
Communities: Valley Grassland, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Stellaria praecox
More information about  Stellaria nitens
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 18, 2019).