The stitchwort is a tall, slender plant, and the flowers are large and very pretty.
In Devonshire the flowers of stitchwort are known as Pixies.
It feeds, in June and July, on flowers of stitchwort (Stellaria holostea).
Its name, stitchwort, no doubt alludes to the plant's supposed virtue in cases of "stitches" in the side.
The hedgerows had burst into tender green, and the banks were spangled with stitchwort and celandine stars.