Stellaria neglecta

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaCaryophyllaceaeStellariaStellaria neglecta


An annual to short-lived perennial herb of damp, shaded places such as hedgerows, wood margins, streamsides and the borders of damp copses, on a range of soils from stiff, poorly-drained clays to damp sand and peaty alluvium. Generally lowland, but reaching 440 m at Kinloch Rannoch (Mid Perth).



World Distribution

European Temperate element; also in C. and E. Asia.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 7

Reaction (Ellenberg): 6

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.9

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.6

Annual Precipitation (mm): 911

Height (cm): 80

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary

Therophyte (annual land plant)



Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Clonality - secondary

Shortly creeping and rooting at nodes

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 775

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 4

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Atlas Change Index: 0.42

Weighted Changed Factor: -4

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


JNCC Designations


Atlas text references

Atlas (70c)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Jalas & Suominen (1983)