Greater Stitchwort ‘Stellaria holostea’

A spring hedgerow plant with large white flowers with deeply cleft petals. Grow with Red Campion and Bluebells. Also known as Addersmeat. The specific epithet holostea comes from the Greek holosteon, literally meaning ‘entire bone’; a reference to the brittleness of the weak stems of this plant. The common name Stitchwort is a reference to a herbal remedy in which this plant is used allegedly to cure side stitch.

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Additional information

Sun Preference


Soil Preference

Most Soils OK

Suitable for

Prefers partial-shade.


Honeybees, Butterflies and Hoverflies & Moths

Flowering season

April – May

Flowering colour


Eventual height


Species Type

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