Cerastium alpinum subsp. alpinum

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 78.

Plants perennial, tufted, forming clumps or mats, taprooted, stoloniferous, rarely rhizomatous. Flowering shoots usually erect from decumbent base, 6–20 cm. Leaves: flowering shoots with blades narrowly elliptic or lance-elliptic to oblanceolate, apex ± acute, evenly, but not densely pubescent; those near base and on sterile shoots not marcescent, blade oblanceolate to obovate, apex round. Inflorescences (1–)2–4 flowered. Pedicels usually long, slender, divaricate in well-grown plants. Petals 1.5–2 times as long as sepals. 2n = 72, 108.

Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Low-arctic tundra, cliff ledges, talus
Elevation: 0-300 m


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Greenland, Man., Nfld. and Labr., N.W.T., Nunavut, Ont., Que., Sask., n Europe (Scandinavia).


Selected References


Lower Taxa