Multiple research questions are being pursued towards better understanding of the genus Stellaria (starworts) and close relatives.
Two starwort systematics pieces are currently submitted to Systematic Botany.
Stellaria sanjuanensis M. Sharples & E. Tripp, an endemic alpine starwort of southern Colorado seen here in the Culebra Range:
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: