Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3199

Forb
Annual

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain, rare in SC)

Look for it on roadsides, 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 brachypetalum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cerastium brachypetalum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-08-004:
Cerastium brachypetalum   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

GREATER THAN Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Cerastium brachypetalum ssp. brachypetalum

 

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


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JK Marlow    jkm140426_672

April    Pickens County    SC

A matted annual with many flowering stems. Leaves spatulate, elliptic or ovate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140426_672b

April    Pickens County    SC

Has an open, dichotomously branched inflorescence with numerous flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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JK Marlow    jkm140426_672c

April    Pickens County    SC

Pedicels erect or ascending, 6-15 mm, shaggy. Sepals densely pubescent, per Flora of North America.