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MARSH STITCHWORT Stellaria palustris (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 60cm. Rather straggly perennial of fens and marshes. Similar to Greater Stitchwort but with smooth stems and smooth-edged leaves. FLOWERS are white with 5 deeply notched petals and 12-20mm across (May-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are grey-green and narrow. STATUS-Extremely local.
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MARSH STITCHWORT Stellaria palustris (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 60cm. Rather straggly perennial of fens and marshes. Similar to Greater Stitchwort but with smooth stems and smooth-edged leaves. FLOWERS are white with 5 deeply notched petals and 12-20mm across (May-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are grey-green and narrow. STATUS-Extremely local.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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