|Scientific Name||Stellaria longipes||USDA PLANTS Symbol||STLO2|
|Common Name||Longstalk Starwort||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||20168|
Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (7500 to 13000 ft); moist or dry areas; meadows, openings, stream banks, boggy areas.
Plant: Erect perennial up to 13 inches high with weak, slender, angular stems.
Leaves: Upward-pointing, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, sessile, smooth edges and pointed tips; 1 to 3 ribs; about 1-1/2 inch long or less.
Inflorescence: Single white flowers on each stem, about 1/2-inch across; 5 petals, deeply cleft and almost appearing like 10; 5 sepals and 5 to 10 stamens.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Flora of North America.
Notes: Previously mis-identified. Thanks to Jane Hendrix of Breckenridge for the correction.
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