starwort


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star·wort

 (stär′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
n.
Any of various plants having star-shaped flowers or flower heads, such as an aster or a stitchwort.

starwort

(ˈstɑːˌwɜːt)
n
1. (Plants) any of several plants with star-shaped flowers, esp the stitchwort
2. (Plants) water starwort any of several aquatic plants of the genus Callitriche, having a star-shaped rosette of floating leaves: family Callitrichaceae
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Noun1.starwort - low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowersstarwort - low-growing north temperate herb having small white star-shaped flowers; named for its alleged ability to ease sharp pains in the side
chickweed - any of various plants of the genus Stellaria
References in classic literature ?
In front of the house the long borders have been stocked with larkspurs, annual and perennial, columbines, giant poppies, pinks, Madonna lilies, wallflowers, hollyhocks, perennial phloxes, peonies, lavender, starworts, cornflowers, Lychnis chalcedonica, and bulbs packed in wherever bulbs could go.
Other suitable specimens include water lily (Nymphaea "Pygmaea Helvola"), lesser spearwort (Ranunculus flammula) and starwort (Callitriche stagnalis).
Other suitable plants include waterlily, Lesser spearwort and Starwort. Avoid anything too invasive.
Plants include plantain, starwort, reed sweet, yellow flag iris, soft rush, marigold, water mint, water forgetme-not, sedge, purple loosestrife and meadowsweet.
Starwort and spiked water milfoil remain fully submerged in water.
Chickweed, often called "starwort," lives in fertile soil.
(2009) showed higher chlorophyll a/b ratio in longstalk starwort plants (Stellaria longipes) growing in water stress conditions.