Cerastium fontanum Baumg., Enum. Stirp. Transsilv. 1: 425 1816. (syn. Cerastium caespitosum subsp. fontanum (Baumg.) Schinz & R.Keller; Cerastium fontanum subsp. alpestre (Hegetschw.) Janch.; Cerastium fontanum subsp. alpicum Gartner; Cerastium fontanum subsp. alpinum (Mert. & W.D.J.Koch) Janch.; Cerastium fontanum subsp. appenninum Gartner; Cerastium fontanum subsp. scandicum Gartner; Cerastium fontanum subsp. turcicum Gartner; Cerastium longirostre Wich.; Cerastium macrocarpum Schur ; Cerastium macrocarpum subsp. lucorum H. Gartner; Cerastium scandicum subsp. alpinum Gartner; Cerastium vulgatum var. alpestre Hartm.; Cerastium vulgatum subsp. alpinum (Mert. & W.D.J.Koch) Hartm.; Cerastium vulgatum subsp. fontanum (Baumg.) Simonk.);
Cerastium fontanum ABMAR01/07 : 5 posts by 3 authors. 7 images.
Cearstium (ser-ASS-tium) comes from Greek keras, a horn, and refers to the horned shape of the seed capsule. The flowers are very similar to Stellaria (Latin Stella: a star) in shape, colour and size. The leaves are stalk less and tear-shaped with more downy hair. The brown papery capsules are translucent. Sepals are shorter than the petals.
Cerastium fontanum—Mouse-ear Chickweed
Mcleodganj and above, 1750m
03-04 March 2016
nice chickweed with five stigma. (stelllaria has three). nice comparison between these two. love it
stellaria again…: There was a post yesterday about stellaria.. (could not find it again today).. anyway I just wanted to confirm if these two are also stellarias (media/graminea or what??)..
Again from my area of Dalhousie,HP, Alt 2300mts
– Here’s a photo of the leaves..
– This is Cerastium fontanum (syn: C. vulgatum)
Caryophyllaceae Week: Cerastium fontanum subsp. fontanum from Kashmir: Cerastium fontanum Baum., Enum. Stirp. Transsilv. 1: 425. 1816.
Decumbent or erect annual herb ovate-lanceolate to oblong leaves, 1-3 cm long, hairy on both suraces; flowers white in spreading dichasial cymes, pedicel longer than sepals, recurved in fruit; sepals 5-6 mm long with membranous margin; petals obovate-oblong, slightly longer to almost 1.5 times as long as sepals, bilobed at tip; styles 5; capsule nearly twice as long a sepals, with 10 recurved teeth.
A very common species at lower as well as higher altitudes in Kashmir.
Caryophyllaceae Week: Cerastium for Id from Panipat: This time Cerastium sp. only…this was shot from a nursery…probably was introduced from some other place, from where the nursery men bring their plants….for comparison I have included two pictures of joint shots of Stellaria media and this species of Cerastium….Please help in id..
SK475 03 APR-2017:ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (11)
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Date : 31 March 2017
Altitude : 6500 ft.
Which Stellaria ???
Cerastium fontanum ?
Thank you Sir ! Cerastium fontanum Baumg. (accepted name)
No Nepali Name !
Cerastium fontanum : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2) Cerastium fontanum
we saw this at Duggalbitta Uttarakhand
at an altitude of about 7,800 feet
in the first week of may 2018
very nice. now i want to know what are those lager leaves? in the left lower corner.
I suspect it is Fragaria nubicola
Common Mouse-ear chickweed;
SK1826 02 April 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8) – around 750 kb each.
Location: Ghandruki, Kaski Dt.
Date: 23 March 2019
Elevation: 2079 m.
Habit : Wild
Which Stellaria ..??
Appears to be Cerastium fontanum Baumg.