Cerastium arcticum

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

Cerastium arcticum, the Arctic mouse-ear chickweed or Arctic mouse-ear, is a flower distributed at parts of western and southern Greenland, Baffin Island, Labrador,[1] Iceland, Scotland, Norway and Svalbard.[2]

It grows in tufts, sometimes loosely, generally in damp places and on open gravel. Most of the plant is pubescent, the hairs appearing stiff. Leaves are elliptical. The flowers are white, rather large, beautiful when fully expanded, single or two together. Petals deeply notched and considerably longer than sepals.

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  1. ^ Aiken, S.G.; et al. "Flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago". National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Svalbardflora.no". Svalbardflora.no. Retrieved 17 December 2017.