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any of a genus of plants belonging to the family Caryophyllaceae
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Noun1.cerastium - mouse-eared chickweedCerastium - mouse-eared chickweed    
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, family Caryophyllaceae, pink family - large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
clammy chickweed, mouse eared chickweed, mouse-ear chickweed, mouse ear, chickweed - any of various plants related to the common chickweed
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Snow in summer, botanically named Cerastium tomentosum, is ideal for hot, sunny spots in the garden.
sanguinalis * Apocynum cannabinum Juncus interior Cerastium fontanum * Asclepias incamata Leucospora multifida Chamaecrista fasdculata Asclepias Mollugo vertidllata * Chamaesyce maculata sullivantii Asclepias syriaca Nepeta cataria * Chenopodium album * Asclepias Panicum clandestinum Cirsium arvense * vertidllata Baptisia ladea Panicum Clinopodium arkansana dichotomijlomm Bidens sp.
Caption: A brown elfin butterfly on a Cerastium arvense flower in Washington Park
Effects of enhanced UV-B radiation on fitness of an alpine species Cerastium glomeratum Thuill.
Our collection of 30 consists of three each of 10 named varieties such as campanula, aster, sedum and cerastium.
tananicus 1 Astragalus agrestis 8 Astragalus australis 15 Boechera retrofracta 25 Bupleurum americanum 23 Castilleja yukonis 6 Cerastium arvense 1 Chamaerhodos erecta 17 Chamerion angustifolium 3 Elymus lanceolatus ssp.
Campanulaceae Lobelia umbellifera McVaugh Caprifoliaceae Symphoricarpos microphyllus Kunth Caryophyllaceae Cerastium brachypodum (Engelm.
Some genera that were restricted to the Austral-Antarctic regions migrated from the south temperate zones along the Andes as they rose from the lowlands, whereas several important herbaceous genera of the Holarctic region, such as Cerastium, Hypochaeris, Draba, and Lupinus arrived to paramo along the northern migration route after formation of the Isthmus of Panama.
Dufresne a a a a a Cerastium pumilum Curtis a a a a a Colutea hispanica Talavera & Arista a a a a a Convolvulus arvensis L.