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SEA MOUSE-EAR Cerastium diffusum (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 30cm. Low annual that is sometimes prostrate. Covered in sticky hairs and found on sandy ground, mainly near the sea. FLOWERS are white and 3-6mm across, with notched petals (Apr-Jul). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are ovate and dark green; bracts do no have transparent margins. STATUS-Locally common near the coast but scarce inland.
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SEA MOUSE-EAR Cerastium diffusum (Caryophyllaceae) Height to 30cm. Low annual that is sometimes prostrate. Covered in sticky hairs and found on sandy ground, mainly near the sea. FLOWERS are white and 3-6mm across, with notched petals (Apr-Jul). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are ovate and dark green; bracts do no have transparent margins. STATUS-Locally common near the coast but scarce inland.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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