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Shetland Mouse-ear

Cerastium nigrescens nigrescens

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Caryophyllales
Family:
Caryophyllaceae (Pink)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual or Perennial
Maximum Size:
15 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Cliffs, mountains, rocks.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
White flowers with notched petals. 10 stamens.
Fruit:
The fruit is an cylindrical capsule, up to 1.5cm long.
Leaves:
A tufted perennial with dark green leaves, tinged purple. The leaves are covered in many minute glandular hairs.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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