- Flower nameStellaria aquatica
- Scientific nameStellaria aquatica
- Place of originEurasia and North Africa etc.
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What is Stellaria aquatica
Stellaria aquatica (scientific name: Stellaria aquatica) is a native of Eurasia and North Africa etc., and is a perennial wildflower in the family Caryophyllaceae, genus Stellaria. The plant grows to a height of 20 to 50 cm. The stem is branched and creeps along the ground, then rises upwards. In the spring, the inflorescence grows and produces five-petaled white flowers the size of a grain of rice. The petals have two deep lobes at the tip and are cut close to the base, making the flower appear to have 10 petals. The flower differs from other box trees in that it has five flower stalks. It has 10 stamens. The flowers and whole plant are larger than those of other boxleaf species. The species name "aquatica" means "aquatic" in Latin.
Common name: Stellaria aquatica or ushi-hakobe , scientific name: Stellaria aquatica, habitat distribution: Japan, Hokkaido to Kyushu, life form: transient, grass: 20 to 50 cm, leaf length: soft, leaf texture: 4 cm, leaf shape: ovate, leaf length: 1 to 2 cm, leaf margin: entire, inflorescence: opposite, inflorescence shape: clustered or unisexual, number of petals: 5, flowering season: year-round (peak season: April-June), fruiting season: May-October, flower color: white, flower diameter: 0.7 cm, sepal: 5, number of stamens: 10, flower column: 5, fruit type: capsule, fruit shape: ovoid, fruit length: 0.5-0.6 cm, seed shape: Seed length: 0.1 cm, Seed shape: round, Seed length: 0.1 cm, Uses: food for small birds, leaves are vegetable.