Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Longleaf Stitchwort
Stellaria longifolia
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2S3

Wet woods and meadows.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early March to late July.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves are linear; flowers have notched petals. Seeds smooth and sepals are 3.5-4.5 mm long and faintly 3-veined.

Disturbance such as ATV trails, timber removal or any activity that results in increased erosion and weed invasion will be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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