Common name: Mouse-ear Chickweed
Cerastium glomeratum Thuill. APNI*
Description: Annual with glandular and non-glandular hairs and erect or ascending flowering shoots.
Leaves obovate, elliptic or ovate, 6–25 mm long, 3–9 mm wide.
Inflorescence a dense terminal dichasial cyme; bracts small; pedicels ± equal to the sepals. Sepals lanceolate, 3–5 mm long, hairy, hairs project past the apex. Petals greater than or equal to the sepals. Stamens 10.
Capsule narrow-cylindrical, 5–8.5 mm long.
Flowering: late winter to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of Eur., almost cosmop. weed.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A. *N.T.
Text by A. Doust
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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