Friday, April 8, 2016

Stellaria longipes var. longipes (Meadow Chickweed, Goldie's Starwort, Long-stalked Starwort)

7/7/07 Soda Creek off Hwy. 108 (Sonora Pass Hwy.), Toiyabe National Forest,
Sierra Nevada, Mono County, CA

7/7/07 Soda Creek

 7/8/00 Onion Valley, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, Inyo County, CA

 7/6/02 Onion Valley

 7/10/07 Rock Creek at Little Lakes/Mosquito Flat trailhead, Inyo National Forest,
Eastern Sierra, Mono County, CA

8/17/03 Kings Creek, Lassen National Park, Shasta County, CA

  7/3/16 North Lake Road, Bishop region, Eastern Sierra,
Inyo National Forest, Inyo County, CA

 7/4/16 Seep off Rock Creek Road, Inyo National Forest, Eastern Sierra, 
Mono County, CA


COMMON NAME: Meadow or Mountain Chickweed, Goldie's Starwort, Long-stalked Starwort

SPECIESStellaria longipes

FAMILY: Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)


LOCATION: Onion Valley, Inyo National Forest, Independence Region, Eastern Sierra, Inyo County, CA


Treatment from The Jepson Manual (1993):

Perennial, ascending to erect, 5–35 cm, generally glabrous; rhizomes white

Stem: internodes glabrous or hairs scattered, wavy

Leaves ± evenly spaced; blade 10–40 cm, linear to linear-lanceolate; margin smooth, flat, shiny, sometimes ciliate near base

Inflorescence terminal or axillary, generally 1–7-flowered, ± narrow; bracts leafy or ± scarious; pedicels ascending to erect, in fruit ± straight

Flower: sepals 5, 3–5.5 mm, lanceolate to ± ovate, ± acute, glabrous, margin widely scarious, in fruit ± 3-ribbed; petals 5, 1–1.2 X sepals, 2-lobed > 1/2 to base

Seed 0.7–1 mm, reddish brown; surface minutely roughened

Ecology: Streambanks, moist to boggy meadows, seeps

Elevation: 1250–3500 m.  

Bioregional distribution: Klamath Ranges, Inner North Coast Ranges, High Cascade Range, Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino Mountains, Warner Mountains, n East of Sierra Nevada, White and Inyo Mountains 

Distribution outside California: to Montana, circumboreal

Flowering time: May–Aug

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