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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Cerastium glomeratum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cerastium glomeratum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cerastium glomeratum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-08-003:
Cerastium glomeratum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cerastium viscosum

 

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


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image of Cerastium glomeratum, Sticky Mouse-ear, Sticky Chickweed, Sticky Mouse-ear Chickweed

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_cevi3_001_lvd

        

image of Cerastium glomeratum, Sticky Mouse-ear, Sticky Chickweed, Sticky Mouse-ear Chickweed

JK Marlow    jkm120318_571

March    Pickens County    SC

A tufted plant with many viscid-hairy stems up to 1' tall, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Cerastium glomeratum, Sticky Mouse-ear, Sticky Chickweed, Sticky Mouse-ear Chickweed

JK Marlow    jkm120318_571b

March    Pickens County    SC

Sepals green, apex very acute, usually w glandular hairs & long white hairs, per Flora of North America.

image of Cerastium glomeratum, Sticky Mouse-ear, Sticky Chickweed, Sticky Mouse-ear Chickweed

JK Marlow    jkm120318_581

March    Pickens County    SC

image of Cerastium glomeratum, Sticky Mouse-ear, Sticky Chickweed, Sticky Mouse-ear Chickweed

JK Marlow    jkm120318_581b

March    Pickens County    SC

Leaves covered with spreading, white, long hairs, per Flora of North America.

image of Cerastium glomeratum, Sticky Mouse-ear, Sticky Chickweed, Sticky Mouse-ear Chickweed

JK Marlow    jkm120318_581c

March    Pickens County    SC

Petals oblanceolate, 3-5 mm, rarely absent, apex deeply bifid, per Flora of North America.

image of Cerastium glomeratum, Sticky Mouse-ear, Sticky Chickweed, Sticky Mouse-ear Chickweed

JK Marlow    jkm160331_229

March    Greenville County    SC

Field

image of Cerastium glomeratum, Sticky Mouse-ear, Sticky Chickweed, Sticky Mouse-ear Chickweed

JK Marlow    jkm210309_8952

March    Greenville County    SC

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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Cerastium glomeratum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cerastium glomeratum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Cerastium glomeratum

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 071-08-003:
Cerastium glomeratum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Cerastium viscosum

 

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Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Europe

Common

Habitat: Fields, disturbed areas, lawns, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Yellow
Capsule

 

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