Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Cerastium nutans Raf. var. nutans image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz
Family Caryophyllaceae
Cerastium nutans Raf. var. nutans
nodding chickweed
Cerastium: from Greek keras, "a horn," referring to the shape of the seed capsule
nutans: nodding or drooping, usually the flowers
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Status: Native
Plant: annual/perennial, 4"-18" tall forb, softer, leafier than non-natives and with sticky hairs
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, stalked; petal 2-lobed; blunt sepals often with gland-tipped hairs; flower drawing inflorescence a more or less open, terminal, branched cluster (cyme); blooms April-July
Fruit:cylindrical capsule
Leaf:narrow
Habitat: woods, openings
(Glossary)

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Cerastium nutans Raf.

         
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