Greater Stitchwort
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 1st May 2020 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Greater Stitchwort

Taken at Ardmore Point on 9th May 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File
Taken at Strathclyde Park  on2 5th April  2020 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Greater Stitchwort.

Taken at Strathclyde Park  on 5th May 2020 using Nikon D500 with Sigma 105 mm macro lens. Fact File
Greater Stitchwort.
 
Greater Stitchwort.
Species :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Stellaria holostea.
Caryophyllaceae
Perennial.

Thunder Flower.
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Grassy places, fields, hedgerows.
April-June.
30-60 cms
.
The name of the plant derives from its use with acorns to cure "stitch" of the side. Another common name is "thunder flower" as it was believed if the flower was picked it would summon thunder storms. The plant was considered to be a remedy for broken bones since its stems are so fragile then this must be a sign that they were to have that medicinal use.