Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Cerastium fontanum Baumg. emend Jalas subsp. vulgare (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illlustration

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Matthew L. Wagner

Margery Melgaard

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert W. Freckmann

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Caryophyllaceae
Cerastium fontanum Baumg. emend Jalas subsp. vulgare (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet
big mouse-ear chickweed, common chickweed, common mouse-ear, mouse-ear chickweed
Cerastium: from Greek keras, "a horn," referring to the shape of the seed capsule
fontanum: pertaining to springs or fountains, growing in fast-running water
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect/sprawling, biennial/perennial, 1"-12" tall, matting forb, bottom branches often short; stems hairy; rooting from the nodes
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/3"-1/2" wide, long-stalked; petals deeply 2-lobed and mostly as long as the sepals; flower drawing inflorescence tight, branched clusters (cyme) widening with age; blooms May-Oct.
Fruit:cylindrical capsule
Leaf:oval to lance-like, stalkless
Habitat: lawns, disturbed areas
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Cerastium adsurgens Greene
Cerastium fontanum Baumg. subsp. holosteoides (Fr.) Salman, Ommering & de Voogd
Cerastium fontanum Baumg. subsp. triviale (Link) Jalas
Cerastium holosteoides Fr.
Cerastium holosteoides Fr. var. vulgare (Hartm.) Hyl.
Cerastium triviale Link
Cerastium vulgatum L. 1762, non 1755
Cerastium vulgare Hartm.
Cerastium vulgatum L. var. hirsutum Fr. f. glandulosum (Boenn.) Druce
Cerastium vulgatum L. var. hirsutum Fr. f. hirsutum
Cerastium vulgatum L. var. hirsutum Fr.
Cerastium vulgatum L. var. holosteoides (Fr.) Wahlenb.

         
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