Cerastium diffusum

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Cerastium diffusum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Cerastium
C. diffusum
Binomial name
Cerastium diffusum
  • Cerastium atrovirens Bab.
  • Cerastium tetrandrum Curtis

Cerastium diffusum the fourstamen chickweed[1] or sea mouse-ear,[2] is a species in the genus Cerastium, belonging to the Caryophyllaceae family. It is an annual or biannual herb, 3 to 15 cm.high, occurring in western Europe in the seacoast areas. The flowers have 4, or seldom 5 petals, 4 or 5 stamen appearing between March and May (III-V). The leaves are linial, ong and spade-shaped. The fruit petioles stand straight up.[3]


  1. ^ "Cerastium diffusum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  3. ^ N.K.A.52.1942,p.421