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Cerastium cerastoides (L.) Britton.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Starwort Mouse-ear

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Genus

Annual, biennial and perennial herbs or shrublets. The leaves are hairy, sessile, opposite and entire. The flowers are solitary or in a cymose inflorescence. The sepal are not fused. The petals are white and are either deeply notched or indented in their ends. Occasion petals are not present.

Habitats
Mountain rocks
Mountains
Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Found only in Scotland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during July and August.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Chromosome Number (2N)

38