Multiple research questions are being pursued towards better understanding of the genus Stellaria (starworts) and close relatives.

Phylogeny:

http://2017.botanyconference.org/engine/search/index.php?func=detail&aid=158

Two starwort systematics pieces are currently submitted to Systematic Botany.

Biogeography:

http://www.botanyconference.org/engine/search/index.php?func=detail&aid=175

Stellaria sanjuanensis M. Sharples & E. Tripp, an endemic alpine starwort of southern Colorado seen here in the Culebra Range:

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Recognition of this species is currently in press in TAXON: Sharples MT & Tripp EA. RAD Sequencing Rejects a Long-Distance Disjunction in Stellaria L. (Caryophyllaceae) and Yields Support for a New Southern Rocky Mountains Endemic.

Habitat of an experimental starwort system in Colorado:

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