Cerastium fontanum subsp. fontanum

Common names: Mountain mouse-ear chickweed
Synonyms: Cerastium fontanum subsp. scandicum
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 86.

Plants perennial. Inflorescences never glandular. Petals 1.3–1.5 times as long as sepals. Capsules 11–17 mm. Seeds 0.9–1.2 mm; tubercles coarse. 2n = 144 (Europe).

Phenology: Flowering summer.
Habitat: Grassy areas, scrub
Elevation: 0-100 m


Subspecies fontanum is widespread in the mountains of northern and central Europe.

Selected References


Lower Taxa