Stellaria corei


Sida 1: 103. 1962.

Common names: Tennessee chickweed
Basionym: Stellaria pubera subsp. silvatica Béguinot Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n. s. 17: 385. 1910,
Synonyms: Alsine tennesseensis (C. Mohr) Small Stellaria pubera var. silvatica (Béguinot) Weatherby Stellaria silvatica (C. Mohr) Strausbaugh & Core Stellaria tennesseensis
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 103. Mentioned on page 97, 112.

Plants perennial, rhizomatous. Stems erect, branched, square, 10–40 cm, with alternating lines of soft, spreading, flexuous, mainly eglandular hairs. Leaves petiolate (proximal) or subsessile (distal); blade elliptic, broadly lanceolate to ovate, 1–5 cm × 5–16 mm, base cuneate, margins entire, apex acute, glabrous, sparsely pubescent adaxially on midrib. Inflorescences terminal, 3–7-flowered, cymes dichotomously branched; bracts foliaceous, lanceolate, 5–30 mm, soft, margins entire, distal ones ciliate on margins and adaxial vein. Pedicels erect, 5–45 mm, softly pubescent. Flowers 10–16 mm diam.; sepals 5, obscurely veined, narrowly triangular, (5–)7–10(–12) mm, margins narrow, membranous, apex acuminate, glabrous or with shortly ciliate margins; petals 5, equaling to slightly shorter than sepals; stamens 10; styles 3, ascending, ca. 2.5 mm. Capsules straw colored to pale brown, broadly ovoid, ca. 5 mm, shorter than sepals, apex obtuse, opening by 3 valves; carpophore absent. Seeds brown, broadly reniform, ca. 2 mm diam., coarsely sulcate-papillate. 2n = 60.

Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Rocky woods
Elevation: 300-1000 m


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Ala., Conn., Ind., Ky., Miss., N.C., Ohio, Pa., Tenn., Va., W.Va.


Stellaria corei has been introduced in Connecticut. It is very similar to S. pubera but differs in its long-acuminate sepals.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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John K. Morton +
Shinners +
Stellaria pubera subsp. silvatica +
Tennessee chickweed +
Ala. +, Conn. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, Tenn. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
300-1000 m +
Rocky woods +
Flowering spring. +
Alsine tennesseensis +, Stellaria pubera var. silvatica +, Stellaria silvatica +  and Stellaria tennesseensis +
Stellaria corei +
Stellaria +
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