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Stellaria neglecta Weihe

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Stellaria L. (ハコベ)
Midorihakobe (ミドリハコベ, 緑繁縷), greater chickweed
Lifeform: annual/biennial forb < 30-60 cm high
Distribution: widespread in Eurasian Continent, including Japan
Habitat: damp, slightly-shady conditions; usually found in woodlands, hedges or stream banks
Flower: white, consisting of five sepals (looking like ten)
Chromosome number: 2n = 22
Use: edible → The seven spring herbs (春の七草)

Stellaria media (L.) Vill. var. procera Klatt et Richt.
Stellaria media (L.) Vill. ssp. neglecta (Weihe) Murb., formerly used


Stellaria neglecta in Asia

[1] along a forest road in Shimokawa Town, northern Hokkaido, on May 27 2016. [2] in a house garden, N18/W4, North Ward, Sapporo, on October 19 2009. [3] in the campus of Northeast Normal University in Changchun, northeastern China, on June 5 2017.