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Cerastium velutinum Rafinesque var. velutinum . Field Mouse-ear, Starry Grasswort. Phen: Apr-Aug. Hab: Rocky river-scour areas, dry limestone bluffs, other open situations. Dist: NY and s. ON west to MN, south to VA, TN, and n. AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA5, K4, NY, Pa, Va; = Cerastium arvense L. ssp. velutinum (Raf.) Ugbor. var. velutinum (Raf.) Britton – K1, K3; = Cerastium arvense L. var. velutinum (Raf.) Britton; = Cerastium velutinum Raf. – Il; = Cerastium velutinum Raf. ssp. velutinum – Mo2; < Cerastium arvense L. – C, G, GrPl, S13, W; > Cerastium arvense L. – S; < Cerastium arvense L. var. villosum (Muhl. ex Darl.) Hollick & Britton – F, Tat; < Cerastium velutinum Raf. – Mi, Tn; > Cerastium velutinum Raf. – S

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily ?: 7

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷

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