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Stellaria alsine
Stellaria media is an extremely widespread herbaceous annual plant. It is a weed of meadows, gardens and abandoned land. In Europe and North America, it is considered to be an invasive plant. Control is difficult because of its considerable seed production.

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Compiler: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)


Publication date: 2010-08-16

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2023) Species profile: Stellaria media. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Stellaria+media on 27-03-2023.

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7 references found for Stellaria media

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IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.
Summary: This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
Varnham, K. 2006. Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: a review. JNCC Report 372. Peterborough: United Kingdom.
Summary: This database compiles information on alien species from British Overseas Territories.
Available from: http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-3660 [Accessed 10 November 2009]
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Conservatoire Botanique National De Mascarin (BOULLET V. coord.) 2007. Stellaria media.- Index de la flore vasculaire de la R�union (Trach�ophytes) : statuts, menaces et protections. - Version 2007.1
Summary: Base de donn�es sur la flore de la R�union. De nombreuses informations tr�s utiles.
Available from: http://flore.cbnm.org/index2.php?page=taxon&num=7cc538b1337957dae283c30ad46def38 [Accessed March 25 2008]
Etcheberry, pers. comm., 2007
Summary: Etcheberry, Roger. Naturalist and regional expert of the flora and fauna of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Frenot, Y., Gloaguen, J., Mass�, L., & Lebouvier, M. 2001. Human activities, ecosystem disturbance and plant invasions in subantarctic Crozet, Kerguelen and Amsterdam Islands. Biological Conservation, 101, 33-50.
Summary: Cette article propose une liste des plantes exotiques pour 3 des �les subantarctiques fran�aises. Le r�le pass� et pr�sent des activit�s humaines dans les ph�nom�nes d invasions est discut�.
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Stellaria media (L.) Vill.
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=20169 [Accessed 3 April 2008]
PIER (Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk), 2007. Stellaria media.
Summary: Available from:http://www.hear.org/pier/species/stellaria_media.htm [Accessed March 25 2008]
The following 1 contacts offer information an advice on Stellaria media
Geographic region: Antarctic
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
UMR 6553 Ecobio, CNRS - Universit� de Rennes 1 Station Biologique 35380 Paimpont
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(2023). Stellaria media. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).