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 fontanumMouse-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..

Cerastium fontanum

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 ..??

Pl. check.


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