Stellaria pallida (Dumort.) Crép.
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

A native of Europe introduced into disturbed areas, roadsides, fields, and gardens. A weak, yellowish green plant, smaller than but otherwise similar to S. media. First collected in Michigan in Ingham Co. in 1985 by R. K. Rabeler (1988), but doubtless overlooked. Rabeler notes that frequently S. pallida will have a red band at the base of the calyx that, if present, allows easy field recognition. Flowers of Stellaria pallida usually have 1–3 stamens while those of S. media have 3–5 (–8).


Berrien County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Lenawee County
St. Joseph County
Washtenaw County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. June 27, 2022.