Circumpolar starwort

Stellaraia ruscifolia

  • Circumpolar starwort
  • Circumpolar starwort
  • Flower name
    Circumpolar starwort
  • Scientific name
    Stellaraia ruscifolia
  • Aliasネムロハコベ, 色丹繁縷, Circumpolar starwort, 根室繁縷
  • Place of originJapan and Alaska
  • Place of floweringHigh mountain, Sub-alpine, Hokkaido
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July

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.


  • Order
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Caryophyllaceae
  • Genus
    Stellaria
  • Species
    S. ruscifolia
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Multiflora inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    Entire
  • Life typePerennial herb
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.5 ~ 2.0 cm

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