Cerastium alpinum

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Cerastium alpinum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Cerastium
C. alpinum
Binomial name
Cerastium alpinum
L., 1753

Cerastium alpinum, commonly called alpine mouse-ear[1] or alpine chickweed, is a mat-forming perennial plant. The species was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is native to Greenland, Canada and northern Europe.[2] It is grown as a rock garden subject for its many small white flowers and silver haired stems and foliage. There are three subspecies.


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250060035