Stems: smooth. Leaves: ascending, linear-lanceolate. Flowers: few, on long slender pedicels; petals two-cleft; sepals ovate. Fruit: capsule ovoid. Seeds smooth.

A pretty little plant, with whitish-green leaves, very pointed at the ends, and tiny white flowers growing at the apex of the long slender stalks.

Stellaria bore alls, or Northern Stitchwort, has weak much-branched stems and a terminal leafy flower-head.