Chickweed, Lesser
LATIN: Stellaria pallida (Dumort.) Piré

Chickweed, Lesser
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Flowering Cévennes: 5 - 8 . Light: sunny. . Moisture: dry
Sample Cévenol GPS : 44°18.81' N 3°37.69' E
Status: not under threat in this region

Stellaire pâle
Famille : Caryophyllaceae
Floraison Cévennes : 5 - 8 . Lumière: ensoleillé. . . Humidité: sec
Exemple Cévenol GPS : 44°18.81' N 3°37.69' E
Statut : pas menacé dans ce région
Habitat :
Stellaire pâle
Stellaria pallida
Chickweed, Lesser

(modifié de Flore Méditerranéenne 2014) :

[D'après Coste, forme de Stellaria media (L.) Vill., q.v. ] Flor Med -> Stellaria media subsp. pallida
Écologie :
Répartition hors de France :

Chickweed, Lesser plant

(modified from translated Coste):

[Description of Martin Lepší et al. in parenthesis] A much-branched herb, generally yellowish-green in colour. The stems are prostrate, usually 10-20 cm long, though some can reach 40 cm, and glabrous with a single row of hairs between each pair of nodes. [Plants usually low, up to 35 cm high, yellowish-green]
Ecology UK: absent UK
Distribution outside France: ?

Carte (2020) grâce à Tela Botanica

Fleurs : Pétales absentes, fleurs restant fermées Fleurs plus petites, 1-2 étamines

Chickweed, Lesser flower

Flowers: borne in terminal inflorescences of between 3 and 6 cymes; flowers are small, 2-3 mm in diameter, and never open widely. There are four or five green sepals, lanceolate and 2-3.5 mm long. Petals are usually absent, or, if present, are minute. There are usually between one and three stamens sometimes none, with grey-violet anthers and three styles [pedicels not remarkably thin, (0.16-) 0.24-0.40 (-0.56) mm wide; petals absent or very short, up to one-third of the length of sepals; stamens (1-) 2-3 (-4); stigmas ascending and reflexed;] Plant is self-pollinating and, because the flowers do not open widely, is often cleistogamous
Flowering UK:

Feuilles :

Chickweed, Lesser leaf

Leaves: are pale-green and ovate, up to 1.5 cm long and usually less than 0.7 cm broad; proximal leaves have a short stalk, distal leaves are sessile. [upper leaves and bracts ovate or elliptical; inflorescence usually condensed, the first internodes of dichasium branches not remarkably unevenly long]

Fruit : Flor Med -> Stellaria media subsp. pallida graines plus petites [tubercles shortly conical, as long as wide or slightly longer than wide, with scattered papillae on the upper part of their surface]

Chickweed, Lesser fruit

Fruit: The numerous seeds are pale yellowish-brown, occasionally darker, 0.6-0.8 mm in diameter, with prominent small, blunt tubercles. [seeds light brown to brown, up to 1 mm long; tubercles on seeds short, rounded to shortly conical, usually as long as wide or slightly longer than wide, with scattered papillae on the upper part of their surface]