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Stellaria ruscifolia Willd. ex Schltdl.

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

Stellaria L. (ハコベ)
Shikotanhakobe (シコタンハコベ, 色丹繁縷), circumpolar starwort
Lifeform: perennial forb < 10-20 cm tall
Distribution: Siberia - Japan (cnetral Honshu and Hokkaido) - Kuril - Kamchatka
Habitat: rocky stretch (scar) in alpine zones → cold-tolerant
Flower: white petals, consisting of five sepals (looking like ten), with red anther
Use: gardening
Synonyms (discarded):

Stellaria ruscifolia Pall. ex Schltdl. ssp. aleutica Hultén
Stellaria ruscifolia Pall. ex Schltdl. ssp. ruscifolia


Stellaria ruscifolia in Hokkaido

[1] on a garden in front of a park in N11/W2, North Ward, Sapporo, on June 7 2018. [2/3] in a small flower garden adjacent to the Clinic of Hokudai Kokoro, N10/W4, North Ward, Sapporo, on July 20 2017.