West Highland Flora

Sticky Mouse-ear


Cerastium glomeratum

 

Cerastium glomeratum

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye

Frequent on bare ground, especially around farmyards or cattle feeding areas.

Flower diameter c 5-10 mm

ID: Flowers packed together in tight heads.  White hairs on sepals project beyond sepal tip.  Petals about as long as sepals.  10 stamens, 5 styles.

Other features: Flowers often don't fully open.  The heads remain tight in fruit.  Plant usually sticky with gland-hairs.  Bracts at base of infloresence green without brownish or whitish papery margins.  Fruit capsule curved as in Common Mouse-ear

 

Cerastium glomeratum

Photo Carl Farmer
23 Sep 2002 Glenbrittle, Skye


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