Circumpolar starwort

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    Circumpolar starwort @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Circumpolar starwort
Formal Name
Stellaraia ruscifolia
Alias
Circumpolar starwort
Habitat
Japan and Alaska
Morph
Perennial herb

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What is Circumpolar starwort

Circumpolar starwort or Shikotan hakobe (scientific name:Stellaraia ruscifolia) is a perennial herb of the genus Stellaria Department Caryophyllaceae native Alaska and Japan from Hokkaido to Honshu .
Blooming in the sand and gravel of the high mountains.
Japanese name is on that was first discovered in the Shikotan island.
The center of each petal of the five-petaled 2 deep-lobed green-white flowers bloom in the shoot apex. Anthers are red.

Common name: Circumpolar starwort, scientific name:Stellaraia ruscifo , aka: Nnemlohacobe ,
Habitat: Hokkaido-gravels of Central Honshu Japan, Alaska, and environment: high mountain, height: 10-20 cm,
leaf shape: oval-broad lanceolate, leaf arrangement: alternate,
the flowering period: May-July, flower color: green-white, petals: 5, flower diameter:1.5 - 2cm, anther color: red,
use: rock garden, potted plants.

Detailed information

Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Caryophyllaceae
Genus
Stellaria
Species
S. ruscifolia
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Glomerule
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
HokkaidoAlpineSub-high mountain
Color
White
Season
MayJunJul
Height
10 ~ 20 [cm]
Diameter
1.5 ~ 2

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