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ALPINE MOUSE-EAR Cerastium alpinum (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 10cm. Tufted, mat-forming perennial whose stems and leaves bear long white hairs. Found on stony ground on mountains. FLOWERS are white and 18-25mm across, with 5 notched petals (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are ovate, the bracts having membranous margins. STATUS-Local and scarce, restricted to mountains from Snowdonia northwards.
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ALPINE MOUSE-EAR Cerastium alpinum (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 10cm. Tufted, mat-forming perennial whose stems and leaves bear long white hairs. Found on stony ground on mountains. FLOWERS are white and 18-25mm across, with 5 notched petals (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are ovate, the bracts having membranous margins. STATUS-Local and scarce, restricted to mountains from Snowdonia northwards.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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