Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


303

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

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

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full sun

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 fontanum ssp. vulgare   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-08-001:
Cerastium holosteoides var. vulgare   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

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

 

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