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Cerastium glomeratum - L.

Common Name sticky chickweed
Family Caryophyllaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Naturalized in waste places, fields and roadsides from S. Newfoundland to Florida and California[43].
Range Europe to E. Asia. Naturalized in N. America.
Edibility Rating    (2 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Cerastium glomeratum sticky chickweed


Larry Allain @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Cerastium glomeratum sticky chickweed
USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 2: 47.

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Cerastium glomeratum is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Cerastium glomeratum Thuill. var. apetalum (Dumort.) Fenzl

Plant Habitats

Edible Uses

Leaves and young shoots[179]. No more details are given.

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Medicinal Uses

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The juice of the plant is applied to the forehead to relieve headaches[272]. It is also dropped into the nostril to treat nosebleeds[272].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. It is likely to require a moist soil in light shade. According to some botanists this species is no more than a synonym for C. holosteoides.

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Plant Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Cerastium arvenseField Mouse-Ear Chickweed, Field chickweedPerennial0.2 0-0  LMHNDM01 
Cerastium fontanumChickweed, Common mouse-ear chickweed, Big chickweedAnnual/Perennial0.3 5-10  LMHSM200
Cerastium furcatum Perennial0.5 -  LMHNM20 
Cerastium holosteoidesCommon Mouse-Ear ChickweedAnnual/Perennial0.3 -  LMHNM20 
Cerastium semidecandrumLittle Mouse-Ear Chickweed, Fivestamen chickweedAnnual0.2 0-0  LMHNM20 
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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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