Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Derrynane, Co.Kerry

Common Mouse-ear
Cerastium fontanum subsp. holosteoides
Cluas liath
Family: Caryophyllaceae

A sub-species of Common Mouse-ear, C. fontanum. Native.

Larger flowers, slightly longer calyx (5-8mm) and seed capsules (8-16mm).
Upper leaves narrower than ssp. vulgare. Stems and leaves less pubescent.
Leaves appear shiny as they are hairless on upper sides but there are hairs
on the leaf margins and underneath the midrib.

Mainly found on wet ground and mountain flushes.
Identified by Alan Silverside

Photographs above: Derrynane, Co.Kerry. July 2007

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