Myosoton, Methodus: 225. 1794 sec. Bittrich (1993c)
- Type: Myosoton aquaticum
- =Malachium, Fl. Germ. Excurs.: 795. 1832, nom. illeg., syn. sec. Bittrich (1993c)
- Type: Malachium manticum
Monotypic; temperate Eurasia. Treatment of the species as Stellaria aquatica L. may be warranted pending a serious review of Stellaria. It was found clustering near species of Stellaria sect. Stellaria by both Harbaugh & al. (2010) and by Greenberg & Donoghue (2011) in a study that more densely sampled Stellaria.