Cerastium glomeratum [Caryophyllaceae]

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Scientific Name Cerastium glomeratum USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Sticky Chickweed ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Caryophyllaceae (Pink) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Fields, disturbed and cleared areas, roadsides, waste areas.
Plant: Erect or ascending annual with branched, hairy stem up to 18 inches tall.
Leaves: Opposite, hairy, elliptic to narrowly oblong-ovate leaves with rounded tips; about an inch long.
Inflorescence: A few to many small flowers grouped together, each with 5 curved white, deeply notched petals, ten stamens and five hairy green sepals.
Bloom Period: February to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston.
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