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Cerastium glomeratum Thuill.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Sticky Mouse-ear

 

 

Native 

 

 

 

 

Not Fragrant 

Unscented Leaves 

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Habitats
Bare ground
Cultivated land
Roadsides
Short turf
Wasteland
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.

Whole plant of Cerastium glomeratum
Quentin GroomInflorescence of Cerastium glomeratum
David Price
Life History
Annual
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during April, May, June, July, August and September.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic and is white in colour.

Names in other languages and countries

USA
Sticky Chickweed

Latin Synonyms


Cerastium viscosum
Cerastium acutatum

Other British Names


Four-cleft Mouse-ear Chickweed