|Photo 1. General image of Stellaria crispa
Stellaria crispa, commonly known as curled starwort, crisp starwort curled starwort and crisp starwort, is a provincially yellow listed wildflower in BC. Federally it is not listed. It is part of the pink family with a perennial lifecycle. They are commonly found in disturbed or rural habitats.
Stellaria crispa is a wildflower that is 5-60 cm tall/long. The leaves are thin. The leaf shape is lanceolate (long, wider in the middle, shaped like a lance tip), ovate (oval, egg-shaped, with a tapering point and the widest portion near the petiole) or acute (pointed, having a short sharp apex angled less than 90 degrees). Their edges are entire. Leaves are arranged opposite or rosette. Leaves are 5-20 mm long and 2-15 mm wide. The stems form is ascending. The flowers have 5 white pedals or sepals. Flowers are 3-4 mm long. Fruit are red or brown in colour and approximately 0.7-1.1 mm long The fruit are egg-shaped. It has a rhizome root structure.
Their prefered habitat is disturbed or rural. Sun exposure is typically sun or shade. They typically grow in gravel soil. Moisture requirements are moist soil, freshwater seasonal or saturated soil. It can be found from 0 m to 500 m in elevation. It can be found in British Columbia, Canada. Stellaria crispa is found in the coastal-western-hemlock biogeoclimatic zone(s).