Plant Details

Stellaria pubera

Star Chickweed, Common Starwort, Giant Chickweed, Great Chickweed.

Scientific Name:

Stellaria pubera

Common Name:

Star Chickweed, Common Starwort, Giant Chickweed, Great Chickweed.

Plant Family

Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family)


NC Native



Habitat Description:

Bottomland forests, moist slopes, coves, hammocks. Common in NC Mountains and Piedmont, uncommon in Coastal Plain.

State Rank:

No NC Rank Listed (*)

Global Rank:

No Global Rank listed (*)

State Status:

No NC Status Listed (*)

Federal Status:

No U.S. Status Listed (*)

Blooming Plant


Tom Harville's garden, April 2004
© Tom Harville

Buds and Blooms

Notice how most have five petals but they are split so it looks like ten!


Black Mountain, April 2007
© MB Baumeister


USDA PLANTS Database Record

Flora of North America
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Bird-Friendly Native Plants

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