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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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On light soils, Cerastium arvense and Symphothrichum falcalum had high IVs because of high densities al the only site where they occurred.
(They will yield more fruit with additional water, though.) Among flowers, many familiar plants are drought-tolerant, including such favorites as sedum, yarrow, alyssum, butterfly weed, cerastium, black-eyed Susan, morning glory, moss rose, cornflower, sunflower and zinnia.
Evidence for parallel evolution and site-specific selection of serpentine tolerance in Cerastium alpinum during the colonization of Scandinavia.
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.