Cerastium


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Cerastium

 

(mouse-ear chickweed), a genus of annual or perennial plants of the family Caryophyllaceae. The plants are usually pubescent grasses or, sometimes, subshrubs. The white flowers are generally pentamerous. They are usually umbels; only rarely are they solitary. The fruit is a pod. There are approximately 100 species, found throughout the world, but mainly in Eurasia. More than 70 species occur in the USSR, mainly on rocky mountain slopes. The starry grasswort (C. arvense) is found everywhere near dwellings, in fallow fields, in meadows, in forests, and amid shrubbery. C. biebersteinii, C. grandiflorum, and C. tomentosum are often grown as ornamentals.

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Whereas certain groups, such as Cerastium and Silene, retained their herbaceous growth form upon arrival in paramo, massive speciation of Draba and Lupinus, along with Gentianella and Valeriana (see below), was accompanied by an impressive radiation of growth forms which also involved evolution of a (sub)woody habit.
Gentianella, Draba, Valeriana, Cerastium, Lupinus, etc.
Joyce Coulter'; Cerastium tomentosum; Coprosma pumila Verde Vista'; Cotoneaster dammeri Coral Beauty' and C.
They include armeria, berberis, cerastium, lavender, lithodora, lupine, polygonum, rosemary, thyme, and wild iris.
retroflexus, Arctium minus, Arenaria serpyllifolia, Barbarea vulgaris, Brassica nigra, Capsella bursa-pastoris, Centaurea mnaculosa, Cerastium vulgatum, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, Cichorium intybus, Cirsium arvense, Conium maculatum, Convolvulus arvensis, Datura stramonium, Daucus carota, Dianthus armeria, Dipsacus sylvestris, Draba verna, Froelichia gracilis, Geranium pusillum, Glechoma hederacea, grasses [Bromus commutatus, Bromus inermis Bromus japonicus, Bromus racemosa, Bronus tectorum, Dactylis glomerata, Digitaria ischaemum, Eleusine indica, Elytrigia repens, Eragrostis cilianensis, Lolium perenne var.
Herbaceous plants found in the mowed area next to the road are Achillea millefolium, Barbarea vulgaris, Capsella bursa-pastoris, Cerastium arvense, C.