[The Starworts of Mt. Adams]

Long-stalked Starwort

Stellaria longipes ssp. longipes

The photo above shows a close-up view of the flower of long-stalked starwort as seen along the Yakima-Klickitat County line at the southeastern edge of Mt. Adams..........................May 29, 2006. Note the deeply cleft petals which are longer than the sepals.

The photo above shows the greenish sepals with thin white margins of what appears to be long-stalked starwort as seen in moist meadows at about 4300' atop the ridge dividing the Cougar and Dairy Creek drainages at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.............July 10, 2005.

The photo above shows the long, spindly form of long-stalked starwort as seen along the Yakima-Klickitat County line at the southeastern edge of Mt. Adams..................May 29, 2006. Note the opposite stem leaves.

The photo above shows linear to narrowly lanceolate leaf of what appears to be long-stalked starwort as seen in moist meadows at about 4300' atop the ridge dividing the Cougar and Dairy Creek drainages at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.............July 10, 2005.

The photo above shows one of the pairs of stem leaves of what appears to be long-stalked starwort as seen in moist meadows at about 4300' atop the ridge dividing the Cougar and Dairy Creek drainages at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.............July 10, 2005.

The photo above shows a close-up view of the underside of the flower of long-stalked starwort as seen along the Yakima-Klickitat County line at the southeastern edge of Mt. Adams..........................May 29, 2006. Note the translucent, whitish margins to the sepals and the deeply cleft petals which are longer than the sepals.

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The two photos above show views of the flower and upper stem of long-stalked starwort as seen in the riparian area next to the Willard Springs Trail in Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge................................May 19, 2007. Click each photo to see an enlarged view.

Paul Slichter