Stellaria puber

Family:CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Species:Stellaria puber Michaux
Common Name:Star Chickweed; Giant Chickweed; Great Chickweed
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:STPU
Plant Notes:Giant Chickweed is a native herbaceous perennial in the Pink family (Caryophyllaceae). It is found primarily in the northern half of Alabama. Giant Chickweed occurs in rich hardwood forests, in rocky woods, and on steep north-facing slopes. It is a perennial with a fibrous root system. Stems are erect, branched, 4-angled, green in color, with lines of soft hairs. Plants produced both fertile (with flowers) and vegetative shoots. Leaves are sessile, obovate to lanceolate in outline, entire, glabrous to slightly pubescent, with ciliate margins. Flowers are produced in terminal cymes. Each flower is on an erect peduncle with 2 elliptic to lanceolate bracts. Each flower has 5 ovate sepals with white scarious margins and 5 white petals that are divided nearly to their base, appearing as 10. The ovary is white in color with 3 styles at its apex. There are 10 stamens. The fruit is a capsule. As the fruit develops the pedicel curves downward and elongates.—A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:Originally published as "pubera" but apparently this is an "irregular one-ending adjectival epithet" and should be reduced to "puber". See Nicolson, Taxon 35: 326 (1986).
Status:Native
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE - Pink family
Genus Stellaria
Species Stellaria puber Michaux - Star Chickweed; Giant Chickweed; Great Chickweed

Citation

Citation STELLARIA PUBERA Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 273. 1803.
Basionym: **
Type: NORTH CAROLINA:

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Alsine pubera Alsine pubera (Michaux) Britton, Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 4: 107. 1893.Stellaria pubera Michaux 1803. 
Stellaria pubera subsp. homotricha Stellaria pubera Michaux, subsp. homotricha Beguinot, Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. 17: 385. 1910. SOUTH CAROLINA:
Stellaria pubera subsp. typica Stellaria pubera Michaux, subsp. typica Beguinot, Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital. 17: 384. 1910, nom. inadmiss.Stellaria pubera Michaux 1803. 
Stellularia pubera Stellularia pubera (Michaux) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 56. 1891.Stellaria pubera Michaux 1803. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Coosa, Cullman, DeKalb, Elmore, Etowah, Fayette, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Morgan, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Wilcox, Winston

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
41883 Cleburne 5 MAY 1973 HOLLIS, JAMES B.
133
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
23615 Clay 4 APR 1971 DONOVAN, LOIS A.
075
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
AMAL00007556 Etowah 29 Mar 2003 Brian R. Keener
2500
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121794 Jackson 28 Mar 1976 T. A. Atkinson
950
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033722 Tuscaloosa 29 Mar 1955 Jackie Batson
s.n.
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
JSU121778 Clay 11 Apr 1980 R. D. Whetstone
9809
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033702 Walker 4 Apr 1987 Robert R. Haynes
8898
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
TROY000017820 Tallapoosa 10 Apr 2006 Terry Wayne Barger
18
TROY
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121808 Marshall 8 Mar 1992 D. D. Spaulding
1126
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0035891 Blount 19 Apr 2015 Anderson, Kelly
0793
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
JSU121807 Madison 1 Apr 1973 Bob Gurley
s.n.
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121812 St. Clair 29 Mar 1984 D. D. Beavers
s.n.
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
TROY000017815 Chilton 14 Apr 2005 Alvin R. Diamond
15154
TROY
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU142882 Clay 02 Apr 1993 J. M. Ballard
1315
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00053729 Blount 22 Mar 1997 Brian R. Keener
51
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
AMAL00011259 Tallapoosa 10 Apr 2006 T. Wayne Barger
18
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
63286 St. Clair 28 MAR 2003 SHANE UMPHREY
18
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121790 Jackson 28 Mar 1976 R. D. Whetstone
7672
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121797 Jackson 23 Apr 1999 K. R. Brodeur
1738
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
38326 Madison 8 APR 1972 DOOLEY, M. K.
057
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
SAMF0003684 Jefferson 19 Apr 1957 Helms, Peggy
s.n.
SAMF
Stellaria pubera Michaux
45313 Limestone 5 MAY 1979 ATCHLEY, CECIL G.
128
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121792 Jackson 28 Mar 1976 T. A. Atkinson
950
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033741 Winston 8 Apr 1967 Jerry Smith
46
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
JSU121780 Cleburne 12 May 1980 R. D. Whetstone
10133
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00028699 Lauderdale 9 Apr 1988 Robert R. Haynes
9335
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
AMAL00006330 Cleburne 09 Mar 1989 Daniel Spaulding
36 9 march 1989
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121772 Cherokee 8 Apr 1983 D. H. Wilborn
s.n.
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0036781 DeKalb 27 Mar 2017 Keener, Brian R.
9937
UWAL
Stellaria puber Michx.
JSU121769 Calhoun 13 Apr 1986 C. L. Lawler
125
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033711 Lamar 26 Mar 1950 A. M. Harvill, Jr.
6800
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
AMAL00019718 Cleburne 30 Mar 1996 J.G Moser
91
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121798 Jefferson 11 May 1985 J. P. Barber
1453
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00058789 Marshall 25 Mar 2006 Brian R. Keener
2715
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
62636 Colbert 28 MAR 2003 VALENTE, M. J.
9
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121813 Talladega 28 Mar 1981 R. D. Whetstone
10476
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033776 Tuscaloosa 9 Mar 1952 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
TROY000017819 Randolph 22 Apr 1988 C. F. Nixon
3693
TROY
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121786 Etowah 9 Apr 1994 L. M. Hodge
1156
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00064891 Etowah 27 Mar 2007 S. Ginzbarg
1106
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
SAMF0003685 Jefferson 20 Mar 1953 Kennedy, C.
s.n.
SAMF
Stellaria pubera Michaux
72792 Jackson 16 APR 2009 BARGER, T. WAYNE
HC198
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121791 Jackson 30 Mar 1974 T. A. Atkinson
TAA62
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0017847 Etowah 27 Mar 2007 Ginzbarg, S.
1106
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
13268 Calhoun 26 MAR 1968 O'NEAL, JUDY
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121815 Tuscaloosa 2 Apr 1976 R. D. Whetstone
8066
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033717 Madison 4 Apr 1980 Russell A. Meigs
306
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
JSU121774 Cherokee 8 Apr 1992 D. S. Bailey
26
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
AMAL00016385 Lauderdale 11 May 2009 Brian D. Holt
29
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121784 DeKalb 2 May 1986 C. L. Lawler
228
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00058197 Blount 10 May 1998 Brian R. Keener
769
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
AMAL00020445 Calhoun 25 Apr 1994 J.M. Ballard
3621
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121799 Jefferson 30 Mar 1985 J. P. Barber
1343
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00058706 Etowah 29 Mar 2003 Brian R. Keener
2500
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
JSU121764 Blount 22 May 1973 R. D. Whetstone
RDW-1524
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121814 Tuscaloosa 3 Mar 1979 R. D. Whetstone
9331
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0008572 Winston 12 Apr 2009 England, J. Kevin
1916
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
TROY000017817 Jackson 10 Mar 1974 R. David Whetstone
s.n.
TROY
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121765 Calhoun 31 Mar 1967 R. W. Dean
25
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121804 Limestone 1 Mar 1997 T. L. Hofmann
00234
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0036854 Winston 23 Apr 2017 Keener, Brian R.
10033
UWAL
Stellaria puber Michx.
29036 Coosa 21 APR 1976 RUTLAND, DAVID W.
2353
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
UNA00047598 Madison 30 Mar 1975 Richard W. Simmers
2840
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
UWAL0008570 Marshall 25 Mar 2006 Keener, Brian R.
2715
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
45128 Elmore 31 MAR 1971 KIRKLAND, REO
017
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121787 Etowah 9 Apr 1987 Erik Alford
070
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
SAMF0003687 Jefferson 18 Jul 1959 McCullough, H. A.
s.n.
SAMF
Stellaria pubera Michaux
64611 Chilton 14 APR 2005 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
15154
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121770 Calhoun 26 Apr 1987 C. L. Lawler
1555
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0009808 Madison 27 Mar 2012 Keener, Brian R.
6948
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
JSU121773 Cherokee 1 Mar 1992 JM Ballard
4
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
TROY000028593 Lamar 20 Mar 2009 Brian R. Keener
5112
TROY
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121775 Cherokee 25 Mar 1976 R. D. Whetstone
7614
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033712 Tuscaloosa 5 Apr 1959 Nelda Kathleen Williamson
s.n.
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
UWAL0037637 Limestone 03 Apr 2018 England, J. Kevin
8909
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0008567 Cullman 15 Apr 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3509
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
SAMF0006434 Cherokee 14 Mar 2016 Davenport, L. J.
6053
SAMF
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033792 Tuscaloosa 9 Mar 1952 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
SAMF0006009 Etowah 14 Mar 2016 Davenport, L. J.
6036
SAMF
Stellaria pubera Michaux
AMAL00020903 Etowah 27 Mar 2007 S. Ginzbarg
1106
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
AMAL00006331 Madison 22 May 1996 S. J. Threlkeld
689
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
AMAL00017332 Lamar 20 Mar 2009 Brian R. Keener
5112
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121806 Madison 26 Mar 1996 S. J. Threlkeld
146
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00023825 Lawrence 26 Jun 1989 Dennis Harding
s.n.
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
JSU121816 Walker 13 Apr 1970 R Kral
38416
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033756 Clay 30 Apr 1987 Robert R. Haynes
9028
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
UWAL0018530 Lowndes 06 Apr 1993 Kral, R.
81983
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
46966 Lawrence 15 APR 1978 LAMB, TRIP
72
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
UNA00033746 Calhoun 7 May 1979 John H. Wiersema
649
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
JSU121777 Clay 3 Apr 1971 Alan R. Laros
s.n.
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121782 Cleburne 13 Apr 1996 C. P. Rogers
052
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0031568 Morgan 25 Feb 2012 England, J. Kevin
3221
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
51264 Cleburne 5 MAR 1990 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
6685
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121795 Jackson 24 Oct 1992 JM Ballard
770
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0017194 Lawrence 26 Mar 2007 England, J. Kevin
0614
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121809 Marshall 28 Mar 1973 R. D. Whetstone
RDW-878
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033742 Tuscaloosa 19 Mar 1953 O. D. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
AMAL00006329 Lauderdale 16 Apr 2001 S. J. Threlkeld
1400
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
AMAL00010841 Madison 17 Apr 2004 Brian R. Keener
2598
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121768 Calhoun 6 Apr 1994 S. E. Hruska
116
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00065821 Tallapoosa 10 Apr 2006 Dan Tenaglia
18
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
SAMF0003682 Jefferson 25 Apr 2009 Burns, Kelly L.
32
SAMF
Stellaria pubera Michaux
15386 Tallapoosa 7 MAY 1966 SEARCY, JAMES W.
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
UNA00041824 Clay 2 Apr 1998 Robert R. Haynes
9651
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
UWAL0008568 Etowah 26 Apr 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4326
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
26034 Fayette 20 APR 1965 KRAL, ROBERT
23748
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121802 Lawrence 21 Mar 1992 FW Clearman
046
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
SAMF0003683 Tuscaloosa 28 Mar 1965 Weeks, Susan
54
SAMF
Stellaria pubera Michaux
49239 Monroe 2 APR 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
4378
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121766 Calhoun 6 Apr 1986 C. L. Lawler
114
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0008573 Wilcox 31 Mar 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4159
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
42109 Monroe 20 MAR 1986 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
2159
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121776 Clay 1 May 1993 JM Ballard
1679
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0008571 Tuscaloosa 29 Mar 1955 Batson, Jack
s.n.
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
JSU121810 Morgan 27 Mar 1976 R. D. Whetstone
7714
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121771 Calhoun 26 Mar 1968 Martha Stuart
s.n.
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0015507 Lowndes 16 Apr 2014 Keener, Brian R.
8330
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
58721 Clay 12 APR 1981 CAUSEY, ANN S.
2115
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121805 Limestone 1 Apr 1997 T. L. Hofmann
00388
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0036805 Marion 11 Apr 2017 Keener, Brian R.
9979
UWAL
Stellaria puber Michx.
24371 St. Clair 15 APR 1972 REDMOND, BILL
0024
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121800 Lauderdale 20 Jul 1996 R. D. Whetstone
18228
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0008569 Lamar 20 Mar 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5112
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
JSU121785 Etowah 11 Mar 1995 E. C. Soehren
025
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
SAMF0003686 Jefferson 30 Mar 1953 Knight, R.
s.n.
SAMF
Stellaria pubera Michaux
2214 Lawrence 1 APR 1956 DAVIS, DONALD E.
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121767 Calhoun 26 Apr 1986 C. L. Lawler
168
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00045840 St. Clair 12 Apr 1998 Brian R. Keener
607
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
AMAL00013202 Tuscaloosa 29 Mar 1955 Jack Batson
s.n.
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121779 Cleburne 8 Apr 1970 Janet D. Sims
s.n.
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00053755 Blount 5 Apr 1997 Brian R. Keener
80
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
JSU121803 Limestone 25 Apr 1996 R. D. Whetstone
17438
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121783 Cullman 31 Mar 1976 R. D. Whetstone
7904
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0033568 Cleburne 03 Apr 2010 England, J. Kevin
2293
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
TROY000017818 Madison 17 Apr 2006 Brian R. Keener
2598
TROY
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033707 Tuscaloosa 29 Mar 1963 Norris H. Williams
28
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
TROY000017814 Blount 10 May 1998 Brian R. Keener
769
TROY
Stellaria pubera Michaux
45130 Tallapoosa 7 APR 1971 GWALTNEY, JOHN R.
049
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
AMAL00010832 Marshall 25 Mar 2006 Brian R. Keener
2715
AMAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121781 Cleburne 28 Apr 1976 T. A. Atkinson
1441
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00011149 Tuscaloosa _ May 1874 Eugene A. Smith
s.n.
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
JSU121811 St. Clair 11 Apr 1973 R. D. Whetstone
RDW-837
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033751 Jefferson 4 Apr 1987 Robert R. Haynes
8875
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
UWAL0038323 Monroe 27 Apr 1975 LeLong, Michel G.
8394
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121796 Jackson 4 May 1994 D. D. Spaulding
6074
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
USAM000003656 Monroe 27 Apr 1975 Michael G. Lelong
8394
USAM
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121793 Jackson 24 Mar 1992 Alison Fuller
37
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU121788 Etowah 28 Mar 1978 Celia Maples
24
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UWAL0031489 Morgan 28 Apr 2012 England, J. Kevin
3380
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michaux
JSU144409 Calhoun 01 Apr 1993 F. Hutchinson
1410
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00058763 Madison 17 Apr 2004 Brian R. Keener
2598
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
UWAL0019250 Cullman 27 Mar 1986 Kral, R.
73164
UWAL
Stellaria pubera Michx.
33505 Shelby 4 APR 1977 SESSLER, ANN H.
850
AUA
STELLARIA PUBERA MICHAUX
JSU121789 Jackson 28 Mar 1975 R. D. Whetstone
7630
JSU
Stellaria pubera Michaux
UNA00033797 Tuscaloosa 23 Mar 1955 R. L. Chermock
s.n.
UNA
Stellaria pubera Michx.
TROY000017816 DeKalb 25 Apr 1987 C. C. Dickson
965
TROY
Stellaria pubera Michaux
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