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American Water Starwort (Stellaria fontinalis)

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Stellaria Fontinalis, or more commonly know as American Water Starwort, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Stellaria. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Stellaria Fontinalis or American Water Starwort's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Stellaria
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Order: Caryophyllales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: KY (T)
  • State T/E Common Name: KY (water stichwort)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACW) 2(OBL)




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