Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2667

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - NC SC

Uncommon in SC Coastal Plain, rare elsewhere in NC-SC

Look for it in disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
5 or 10 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Yellow
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cerastium semidecandrum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cerastium semidecandrum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-08-002:
Cerastium semidecandrum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Little Mouse-ear, Little Mouse-ear Chickweed


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image of Cerastium semidecandrum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cese4_001_lvd

        

image of Cerastium semidecandrum

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_semidecandrum2

March    Lee County    NC

image of Cerastium semidecandrum

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_semidecandrum3

April    Lee County    NC

image of Cerastium semidecandrum

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_c_semidecandrum3b

April    Lee County    NC

Similar to C. glomeratum, but smaller and with less-congested inflorescences, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.