STICKY MOUSE-EAR

Cerastium glomeratum

Carnation & Campion (Pink) Family [Caryophyllaceae]

month8apr month8april month8may month8jun month8june month8jul month8july month8aug month8sep month8sept month8oct

status
statusZnative
 
flower
flower8white
 
inner
inner8green
yellow-green
morph
morph8actino
 
petals
petalsZ5
5 (10)
type
typeZclustered
 
petals
petalsZcleft petalsZcut
 
stem
stem8round
 
sex
sexZbisexual
 

20th April 2019, walled garden, Waterloo, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
A low but erect Mouse-ear.


20th April 2019, walled garden, Waterloo, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
The flowers are in compact clusters often with yellowish-green leaves.


10th June 2011, dismantled railway, nr. Bosley, Cheshire. Photo: © RWD
The flowers don't open as widely as most other Mouse-ears.


20th April 2019, walled garden, Waterloo, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
It has sticky glandular hairs. Some of the flowers here are extending and turning to fruit.


20th April 2019, walled garden, Waterloo, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Sticky glandular hairs on stems; not all are glandular.


20th April 2019, walled garden, Waterloo, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
The 5 petals are white, narrowish and fairly deeply cleft at the tip. Clive Stace says that it has petals which are about the same length as the sepals (but note that they does not mean that they both end at the same place! - they must start in differing places...)


17th April 2017, Brockworth. Photo: © Mike Baldwin


30th April 2016, Chosen Hill. Photo: © Mike Baldwin


7th May 2008, Brading Down, IOW. Photo: © Geoff Toone
Some long hairs near the end of the sepals go well above the sepals.


5th April 2017, Brockworth Photo: © Mike Baldwin
The (5) bracts surrounding the flower are uniformly bright-green. Some long hairs near the end of the leaves also go well above the leaves.


30th April 2016, Chosen Hill. Photo: © Mike Baldwin
The flowers tend to bunch closely together


25th May 2017, Cotswold Farm. Photo: © Mike Baldwin
The flower lower left is extending and turning to fruit.


28th April 2017, Brockworth Photo: © Mike Baldwin
The flower on the lower left here has turned into a fruit, which is green at the moment.


29th April 2017, Brockworth Photo: © Mike Baldwin
The hairs are sticky with glandular hairs, but are mainly on the upper stem and sepals. The leaves are pointed oval, between 20 to 30mm long and stalkless. They are also yellowish-green - or at least the lower leaves are.


Not to be semantically confused with : Mouse-ear Hawkweek (Pilosella officinarum) [a plant with similar name but with yellow Dandelion-type flowers]

Some similarities to : several other Mouse-ears


  Cerastium glomeratum  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Caryophyllaceae  

Distribution
 family8Carnation & Campion (Pink) family8Caryophyllaceae
 BSBI maps
genus8Cerastium
Cerastium
(Mouse-Ears)

STICKY MOUSE-EAR

Cerastium glomeratum

Carnation & Campion (Pink) Family [Caryophyllaceae]