Common Mouse-ear Chickweed - Cerastium fontanum
Cerastium vulgatum [misapplied]
Perennial forming tufts or small mats with pubescent foliage. Stems 10–40 cm long, trailing and rooting at the nodes. Leaves lanceolate to ovate, 1–3 cm long, rarely fascicled. Inflorescence several-flowered with pedicels up to 1 cm. Flowers: sepals 5–7 mm long; petals 4–7 mm long. Capsule 9–13 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Our plants are subspecies vulgare
(Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet
Introduced throughout North America and the world (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
- Martinka, R.R. 1970. Structural characteristics and ecological relationships of male blue grouse (Dendragapus obscurus (Say)) territories in southwestern Montana. Ph.D Dissertation. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 73 p.
- Stewart, S.T. 1975. Ecology of the West Rosebud and Stillwater bighorn sheep herds, Beartooth Mountains, Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 130 p.
- Williams, K.L. 2012. Classification of the grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, forests and alpine vegetation associations of the Custer National Forest portion of the Beartooth Mountains in southcentral Montana. M.Sc. Thesis. Bozeman, MT: Montana State University. 376 p.