Species Details

Stellaria longifolia

long-leaved starwort

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Photo of Stellaria longifolia
©2016 Keir Morse
Photo of Stellaria longifolia
©2010 Keir Morse
Scientific Name:
Stellaria longifolia Willd.
Common Name:
long-leaved starwort
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Element Code: PDCAR0X0M0
USDA Plants Symbol: STLO
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5
State Rank:
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.2 to 2B.2 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 1994-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: May-Aug
900 - 1830 meters
2955 - 6005 feet
General Habitat:
  • Bogs and fens
  • Meadows and seeps (mesic)
  • Riparian woodland
  • Upper montane coniferous forest
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Known in CA from approximately ten occurrences. Threatened by road maintenance, logging, and altered hydrology.
Total Occurrences: 18
Element Occurrence Ranks:
2 9 1 0 0 6
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 5
Recent <=20 Years 13
Presumed Extant 18
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Connecticut (CT), Delaware (DE), District of Columbia (DC), Idaho (ID), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Massachusetts (MA), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), Montana (MT), Nebraska (NE), Nevada (NV), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New Mexico (NM), New York (NY), North Dakota (ND), Ohio (OH), Oregon (OR), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), South America (SA), South Carolina (SC), South Dakota (SD), Tennessee (TN), Utah (UT), Vermont (VT), Virginia (VA), Washington (WA), West Virginia (WV), Wisconsin (WI), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Butte (BUT), Lassen (LAS), Plumas (PLU), Shasta (SHA), Tehama (TEH)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Bucks Lake (3912182), Burney (4012186), Butte Meadows (4012115), Childs Meadows (4012134), Fall River Mills (4112114), Greenville (4012028), Haskins Valley (3912172), Humboldt Peak (4012124), Humbug Valley (4012123), Jonesville (4012114), Miller Mtn. (4012167), Mineral (4012135), Red Cinder (4012142), Timbered Crater (4112124), Westwood West (4012131)
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.


Presumed Extant
Counties   Quads