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Tennessee Starwort Stellaria corei

Phonetic Spelling
stell-AR-ee-uh ko-RAY
Description

Tennessee Starwort is a native perennial found in moderate to high elevation forests.

Tennessee Starwort has a spreading growth habit.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#NC native#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#audubon#woodlands
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#NC native#food source summer#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#audubon#woodlands
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Stellaria
    Species:
    corei
    Family:
    Caryophyllaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Mountains
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from May to July. It will split open when ripe.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Symmetrical, white flowers bloom from April to June.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds