Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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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

Syn: = FNA5, K4, NY, Pa, Va; = Cerastium arvense ssp. velutinum var. velutinum – K1, K3; = Cerastium velutinum ssp. velutinum – Mo2; < Cerastium arvense – C, G, GrPl, S, W; < Cerastium arvense var. villosum – F; < Cerastium velutinum – Il, Mi, Tn

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