Simply Stitchwort is a beautiful wildflower that is common in Britain and Ireland, normally seen in hedgerows and woodland. It comes out shortly after the snowdrops have faded and can flower until July. Simply Stitchwort has an unusual way to spread its seeds – by firing off the seeds which makes a popping sound. Indeed, one of its local names is “popguns” due to the noisy way its seeds fire off when ripe.
Greater Stitchwort is visited by Honeybees, butterflies and hoverflies looking for spring nectar, and is the foodplant of the Marsh Pug, Plain Clary and Yellow Underwing moths. Greater Stitchwort has five white petals, each notched and nearly divided into two. Its green leaves are grass-like in appearance and it has brittle square stems.
The name ‘Stitchwort’ itself comes from the once-held belief it cured side-stitch caused by exercise.
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