Greater Stitchwort
Fact File
Taken at Ardmore Point on 9th May 2017 with Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.




 



Taken at Barns Ness on 14th May 2017 with Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File

 
Greater Stitchwort.
Latin Name :
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.