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Stellaria borealis Bigelow ssp. sitchana (Steud.) Piper
Sitka starwort

General Information
Symbol: STBOS
Group: Dicot
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: AK   N
L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   




Symbol Scientific Name
ALBO4 Alsine bongardiana (Fernald) Davidson & Moxley
ALBR7 Alsine brachypetala (Bong.) Howell
STBO5 Stellaria bongardiana Fernald, nom. inq.
STBOB2 Stellaria borealis Bigelow ssp. bongardiana (Fernald) Piper & Beattie
STBOB3 Stellaria borealis Bigelow var. bongardiana Fernald
STBOS2 Stellaria borealis Bigelow var. sitchana (Steud.) Fernald
STBRB3 Stellaria brachypetala Bong. var. bongardiana (Fernald) Fernald, nom. inq.
STCAB2 Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. bongardiana (Fernald) Fernald
STCAS2 Stellaria calycantha (Ledeb.) Bong. var. sitchana (Steud.) Fernald
STSI3 Stellaria sitchana Steud.
STSIB2 Stellaria sitchana Steud. var. bongardiana (Fernald) Hultén


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Genus Stellaria L. – starwort
Species Stellaria borealis Bigelow – boreal starwort
Subspecies Stellaria borealis Bigelow ssp. sitchana (Steud.) Piper – Sitka starwort

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
northern stitchwort
Special Concern
New Jersey
boreal starwort



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Description of Values

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