Stellaria holostea (NL: Grote muur / EN: Addersmeat, or Greater Stitchwort / DE: Große Sternmiere) is a common wildflower throughout most of Belgium. It is a pretty flower appearing in woodland and hedgerows in springtime. The white flowers are 2 - 3 cms across with five deeply-notched petals and five shorter green sepals. The leaves are long and narrow. The botanical name Stellaria is derived from the Latin 'stella', meaning "little star ", referring to the flower shape.
Image: Zandhoven (BE) - 22/04/2011
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