Cerastium alpinum

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Cerastium alpinum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Cerastium
Species: C. alpinum
Binomial name
Cerastium alpinum

Cerastium alpinum, commonly called alpine mouse-ear[1] or alpine chickweed is a species of mat forming perennial plant. 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